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  1. Graphite Found at Pluto Moon Charon and Dwarf Planet CeresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Space.com

    The dull, gray surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may come from graphite as organic material is bombarded by radiation from the sun. The gray surfaces of the dwarf planet Ceres and Pluto's biggest moon, Charon, both show signs of containing forms of graphite, the material in pencil lead.

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  2. Alien Life? Radiation May Erase Mars FossilsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Space.com

    The hunt for signs of alien life in the solar system may be much tougher than researchers had thought, thanks to the damaging effects of radiation. Two separate studies suggest that galactic radiation would quickly degrade biological material on the surface of Mars and Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa , two of the prime targets in the search for past or present extraterrestrial life.

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  3. Lunar Shelter: Moon Caves Could Protect AstronautsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Space.com

    A large pit in the Marius Hills of the moon may be a skylight leading into a subsurface cave known as a lava tube. Skylights could provide astronauts with an entrance to a lava tube, where they could seek shelter from the harsh lunar environment, researchers said.

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  4. Pluto's Hazy Layers Linked to Atmospheric Gravity WavesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | SPACE.com

    Streaks seen in the slightly hazy atmosphere of Pluto may arise because of a phenomenon known as buoyance waves, also known as gravity waves. While scientists recently made headlines with the discovery of gravitational waves - ripples in space-time created by energetic events such as colliding black holes - gravity waves are something entirely different.

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  5. Eavesdropping on Mars: NASA Rover to Record Red Planet's Wind and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | SPACE.com

    The Mars Curiosity rover took a selfie from the surface of the Red Planet. The next Mars rover, Mars 2020, might carry a microphone to pick up sounds on the planet's surface.

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  6. Life-Hunting Mission Would Bring Samples Back from Saturn Moon EnceladusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2012 | Space.com

    In the not-too-distant future, a spacecraft could deliver samples from an alien ocean to Earth, where scientists would scrutinize the material for signs of life. Scientists are developing a mission concept that would send a probe flying through the plume created by the 100-odd geysers erupting from the south polar region of Saturn's ice-covered moon Enceladus .

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  7. Life-Hunting Mission Would Bring Samples Back from Saturn Moon EnceladusRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2015 | SPACE.com

    In the not-too-distant future, a spacecraft could deliver samples from an alien ocean to Earth, where scientists would scrutinize the material for signs of life. Scientists are developing a mission concept that would send a probe flying through the plume created by the 100-odd geysers erupting from the south polar region of Saturn's ice-covered moon Enceladus .

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