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Scientists Discover Planet Made of Diamond

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October 12, 2012
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A group of American and French scientists have discovered a planet that's likely to be a third made of diamond in a nearby solar system.


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NASA (July 12, 2013) — Caleb: It turns out what we discover ends up leading us to new questions. Molly :The Mariner 4 mission was the first to take us to mars, and in doing so, changed everything we thought we knew about the red planet. Dr. Jim Garvin: There is this mystery of Mars. Mars is unavoidably special. Dr. Nicky Fox: The red planet, it's so often visible in the sky that, you know, you feel like it's just over there. Dr. Ralph McNutt: Mars has been subject of a lot of speculation for a long number of years.
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Astronomers Discover Planet-Eating Star

Astronomers Discover Planet-Eating Star

Newsy (Aug. 22, 2012) — A team of five scientists discover a planet-eating star with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Researchers believe Earth could have the same fate.
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NASA's MAVEN Begins Mission to Study Why Mars Dried Up

NASA's MAVEN Begins Mission to Study Why Mars Dried Up

Newsy (Nov. 18, 2013) — The latest mission to the red planet will study Mars' remaining atmosphere, seeking to discover where the rest of it went.
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E-ELT in Search of Black Holes

E-ELT in Search of Black Holes

Deutsche Welle (Nov. 26, 2012) — The E-ELT, or European Extremely Large Telescope, is set to be the world's most powerful telescope ever. It's a project of the European Southern Observatory. It's not due to go into operation for about another decade, but the sense of anticipation is already growing. We take a look at how "the worlds biggest eye on the sky" is coming along. One area that the E-ELT will be focusing on is the mystery of black holes. It will investigate for the first time the closer vicinity around the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. We ask what scientists are hoping to discover and how fundamental their discoveries could be.
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