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Mission To Jupiter

BOULDER, CO (Ivanhoe Newswire) --On August 5th, a rocket was launched into space, and the Juno Mission began. This spacecraft is headed to the biggest planet in our solar system with hopes of answering some questions that have baffled scientists for decades. As you’ll learn, it's a mission like no other.

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Mission To Jupiter

Seeing The Sun In 3-D

WASHINGTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) --NASA has been watching and taking pictures of the sun for decades, but a complete, full image of the sun has never been captured--until now. Now, we’ll tell you about a never before seen view of the sun.

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Seeing The Sun In 3-D

Proving Life On Other Planets

SAN JOSE (Ivanhoe Newswire) --How much do you know about space? There are eight planets in our solar system, but the counting doesn’t stop there. Astronomers have confirmed detection of over 500 others outside our solar system and the count continues! We talked to one woman whose mission is to find other planets and other answers.

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Proving Life On Other Planets

Secrets on Saturn

MADISON, Wis. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's a billion miles from earth, the second largest planet, and it can dip to negative 300 degrees Fahrenheit. We're talking about Saturn. Until now, little was known about what happens on this mysterious planet. But a space mission and a special camera are allowing scientists to see Saturn like never before.

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Secrets on Saturn

Discover Galaxies on the Web

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Here's a quick astronomy quiz for you, how many rings does Uranus have? What are stars mostly made of? If you answered "11" and "balls of gas," you're right. But if you didn't answer correctly, don't worry you still have a shot at becoming an astronomer.

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Discover Galaxies on the Web

Secrets of the Moon

BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- On a clear night you can see the moon easily. It's the brightest object in the sky. But do you ever wonder how it got there? Now for the first time, we're getting a better glimpse on what happened four and a half billion years ago. Here is the secret behind how the moon was made.

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Secrets of the Moon

Life on Mars?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- NASA's next trip to mars is planned for 2011. It will be unmanned. Before the first man steps foot on the planet 35 million miles away there is a lot to learn.

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Life on Mars?

Record-Setting Star

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than two decades of research has resulted in a major find for astronomy -- a star with a record number of planets, and according to experts, it's just the beginning.

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Record-Setting Star

Preparing for a Walk on the Moon

GREENBELT, MD. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The last time man walked on the moon was in 1972. Now, NASA is planning to re-visit the moon by the year 2020 -- but a shocking discovery about Earth's companion may put a hold on those plans.

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Preparing for a Walk on the Moon

NASA Saving Lives

SAN FRANCISCO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 1,500 people have died in the last three years -- caught in a hurricane’s path. Imagine if you could see into the future. To do this, NASA has created new, more realistic storm animations that could save more lives.

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NASA Saving Lives

Are Saturn's Rings Disappearing?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Saturn … star gazers are crazy about this planet! One of just a few encompassed by rings. But could these rings be vanishing or are your eye's playing tricks on you?

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Are Saturn's Rings Disappearing?

Unlocking The Mystery Of The Moon

TUCZON, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The moon is the brightest light in the night sky. We've sent space missions there, people have written countless songs and poems about it and now, astrophysicists are providing new insight on how the Earth's moon was created and what makes it special.

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Unlocking The Mystery Of The Moon

Discovering a new Earth 2.5 Trillion Miles Away?

LAUREL, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It took billions of years and the perfect conditions for our Earth to grow and form. Now, those same conditions can be seen in space, shaping a similar planet. Ivanhoe explains this exciting space discovery.

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Discovering a new Earth 2.5 Trillion Miles Away?

Kids Discovering New Asteroids

SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the past, it's always been hard to convince young women and minorities to major in the sciences. A new university mentoring program has not only gotten students interested in majoring in astronomy, it's also helping them get their names in the sky.

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Kids Discovering New Asteroids

Chasing a Star Named Mira

PASADENA, Calf. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An amazing new find by astronomers may show us a whole new planetary system being formed. Past the moon and Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, 350 light-years from Earth … a speeding bullet is hurling across space. This star is known as MIRA.

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Chasing a Star Named Mira

Chasing a Star Named Mira

PASADENA, Calf. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An amazing new find by astronomers may show us a whole new planetary system being formed. Past the moon and Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, 350 light-years from Earth … a speeding bullet is hurling across space. This star is known as MIRA.

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Chasing a Star Named Mira

Lunar Eclipse: August 28th

GREENBELT, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Late-night sky watchers need to keep and eye on the moon in august -- a total lunar eclipse will be in full view.

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Lunar Eclipse: August 28th

Finding Double Stars

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- We all like to wish upon a star. In July, you may think you're wishing on a double star -- but what you're really seeing is Venus and Saturn. The planet Venus is named after the goddess of love and come July first, this earth neighbor will look like it's trying to kiss the planet Saturn in the evening sky.

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Finding Double Stars

First Stars In The Universe

Catch a glimpse of the very first stars in the universe.

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First Stars In The Universe

Trip To An Asteroid

What's a boulder in space look like? This month, a spacecraft will take us on a journey to an asteroid.

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Trip To An Asteroid

Mystery Diamonds

They are the oldest, toughest and rarest diamonds around -- and now scientists have a new theory of where they came from!

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Mystery Diamonds

Searching For Planets

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- There are 209 known planets outside our solar system, but there are even more out there, and astronomers need help finding them.

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Searching For Planets

Look Up! A Blue Moon in May

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The term "once in a blue moon" means a rare occurrence, but what does it really mean? On May 31st, there will be a real blue moon in the sky, but many people still don't know what it means.

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Look Up! A Blue Moon in May

Life From Other Planets?

SAN MARCOS, Texas (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- What started as a chance of a lifetime was shattered by tragedy. Microbiologist Sandra Becerra and her classmates watched as their experiments went up on Space Shuttle Columbia in January 2003 ... And again as they fell to earth when Columbia broke apart.

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Life From Other Planets?

Spotting Sun Spots

BATON ROUGE, La. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- While some people relish every sunset, others relish every sun spot.

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Spotting Sun Spots

Black Holes Light Up

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- They are deep and dense, and not even light can escape their grip. We're talking about black holes, but they may not be as dark as you think.

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Black Holes Light Up

Space Tornado

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- They can be destructive and deadly, and they're not just something that happens here on earth! Tornadoes are the most erratic, unpredictable and violent of storms, and now scientists are finding out they happen in the most unusual places!

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Space Tornado

Einstein Rings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Ever look at the stars and wonder how it all came to be? Astronomers are now proving how our universe was created.

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Einstein Rings

Sun Darkens Electronics

WESTFORD, Mass. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The sun guides our daily routine and impacts us in ways you may not even notice. In fact, the sun can play havoc with our communications systems. Now, a new discovery may help predict when and where this will happen and help keep your cell phone static free.

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Sun Darkens Electronics

Back to the Moon

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- The moon's surface hasn't been stepped on since the Apollo missions in the 1970's. Now, for the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is going back to the moon.

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Back to the Moon

The Mystery of Black Holes

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Black holes have baffled astronomers for decades. The first one was discovered in 1975. Now for the first time scientists are watching them unfold before their very eyes.

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The Mystery of Black Holes
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