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'Vulcan' Leads Pluto Moon Vote

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February 22, 2013
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'Vulcan' has big lead in bid to name Pluto's newly discovered moons.


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Help Name Pluto's Moons

Help Name Pluto's Moons

Buzz60 (Feb. 12, 2013) NASA is allowing people to get involved with the naming of the recently discovered fourth and fifth moons of Pluto. NASA has compiled a list of 12 ancient Roman and Greek gods for people to vote on, and has also created a write-in in category. But the agency is warning that it'll be very selective in what is considered.
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Space Research Hotline to the Moon

Space Research Hotline to the Moon

Deutsche Welle (Jan. 7, 2013) Despite funding being scarce, Europe still has grand plans to make it to the Moon and Mars. The first goal is to build an outpost on the Moon to facilitate further trips into space. But such a station would have to be contactable at all times. Space researchers in Stuttgart are working out how to set up a sustained radio connection. They hope to position communication satellites at a spot between the Moon and the Earth where the gravitational forces of the two celestial bodies balance out.
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Manned Mission to Mars? Hedgehogs May Go First

Manned Mission to Mars? Hedgehogs May Go First

Reuters (Feb. 27, 2013) American entrepreneur, Dennis Tito, says he wants to launch a manned mission to Mars in January 2018, but researchers at NASA and Stanford University argue that it may be better to visit the mysterious Martian moon, Phobos first. They're developing a team of robots they call "hedgehogs" to explore Phobos in the belief that a trip to the Martian moon will make a subsequent mission to Mars safer and more productive.
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