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A New Earth?

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September 29, 2010
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Astronomers believe they have found the first Earth-sized planet outside our solar system that is likely to support liquid water and life.


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Planet Earth Gets Ready for Its Close Up

Planet Earth Gets Ready for Its Close Up

Reuters (Feb. 5, 2013) — Space start-up company UrtheCast wants to bring Earth into sharper focus with state-of-the-art cameras mounted aboard the International Space Station. The company is building a web platform to stream a live signal of our planet, giving viewers a new perspective of events unfolding on Earth in near real time.
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Inflatable Heat Shield Survives Hypersonic Stress Test

Inflatable Heat Shield Survives Hypersonic Stress Test

Reuters (July 24, 2012) — An experimental heat shield developed by NASA has survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while traveling at hypersonic speeds up to 7600 mph (12,231 kph). In a test flight, the Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment successfully demonstrated that an inflatable outer shell can protect a space capsule as it enters an atmosphere at hypersonic speed during planetary entry and descent, or as it returns to Earth with cargo from the International Space Station.
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NASA Releases Audio of Earth Singing

NASA Releases Audio of Earth Singing

Buzz60 (Oct. 2, 2012) — The Earth is singing to all of space and NASA has the audio for us. The song, called "Chorus," is caused by Earth emitting plasma rays, which pass through the radiation belts surrounding the planet, and was captured by satellites sent by NASA to record it and experiment in the area.
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