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*Curiosity detects unusually high methane levels on Mars
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has detected the highest methane levels ever measured on the red planet.
*Rover to explore Martian moons Phobos and Deimos
Japan has announced plans to send a sample return mission to explore the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.
*Astronomers spot snoopy
Astronomers believe they may have found Snoopy – the Apollo 10 lunar module. The spacecraft was jettisoned after completing critical practice maneuvers fifty years ago.
*Understanding how galaxies die
Researchers have reported the discovery of so-called cold quasars -- galaxies featuring an abundance of cold gas that still can produce new stars despite having an active supermassive black hole – or quasar -- at its centre. Astronomers say the discovery writes a new chapter in how galaxies die.
*Quantum gravity has no symmetry
A new study suggests that symmetry is not possible when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics.
*Radarsat constellation reaches orbit
Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation has been successfully launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
*The Science Report
Study shows smoking dope while pregnant increases your risk of having a preterm birth.
Himalayan glaciers are melting much faster than before.
The alarming extent of the current drought in Australia.
Wind farms found to produce audible and potentially annoying low-frequency noise.
New study shows bees may be capable of connecting symbols to numbers.
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