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Europe Tackling Big Space Projects in 2013

The European Space Agency has a packed year ahead to work on NASA's new Orion capsule, new contracts for Ariane rockets and a new reusable space plane

January 1, 2013 — Rob Coppinger and

Dec. 21: The Winter Solstice Explained

For northern latitudes, the solstice marks the beginning of winter, but ancient skywatchers didn't understand the sun's migration, fearing it could disappear forever as it dipped below the horizon...

December 21, 2012 — Joe Rao and

Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved

Experiments to detect dark matter, which scientists believe makes up about a quarter of the universe, are underway and may yield direct evidence within a decade

November 27, 2012 — Clara Moskowitz and
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