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NASA’s Cassini Will Take A Closer Look At The Six-Sided Hurricane On Saturn (Video)

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Cassini will take a closer look at the mysterious hexagon-shaped vortex on Saturn later this month.

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NASA Video: Spectacular “Canyon of Fire” on the Sun

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Last month, our very own sun experienced quite the spectacular phenomenon that NASA is calling the "canyon of fire." And they got it all on video.

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Water Covered Earth-Like Planet Discovered — Well, Sort Of

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Scientists have found evidence of a water-rich Earth-like planet outside the solar system.

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Video: Sun’s Magnetic Field to Reverse Polarity, Not Cause End of World

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We survived Y2K largely unscathed. We survived the so-called Mayan Apocalypse of 2012. We survived the doomsday predictions of Nostradamus. And we will also survive the cosmic phenomenon of our sun reversing the polarity of its magnetic field in a few months.

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Here’s What Will Happen to Our Sun When It Dies

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While our friends in the Star Trek universe venture out to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new life, back here in the real world, we're still trying to figure out what's going to happen closer to home. And NASA has come a little bit closer to understanding and observing the death of our very own sun.

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Video: Robot Plant Holder Seeks Out the Sun

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It's called the Plant Host Drone (PHD) and it's a wheeled robotic plant holder that will actively seek out the sun's rays, moving over to where it (and the plant it holds) can soak in some sunlight.

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Recent Solar Flares Affect Mars Much More Severely Than Earth

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Solar storms, as you know, head towards Earth once in a while to remind us about the Sun’s incredible power. The fast-moving clouds of charged particles reached our planet this week and we are extremely lucky to be on Earth and not on Mars. Studies show that the Earth’s magnetosphere makes sure that the planet is not too affected by solar storms.

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Could Solar Activity Harm Satellites And Even Cell Phones?

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According to the Daily Mail of UK, just last week the sun shot out a Coronal Mass Ejection that barely grazed our planet and yet it managed to cause some disruption with airline communications. Now it seems that another similar CME is heading our way for a more direct hit, and its the largest observed in the last 30 years.

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Google’s not a thief: Oracle code not in Android OS

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Google says that, above all else, it will do no evil. We've seen it tread into some gray waters already (as evidenced by cases like Google Books), but now it's possible that Google was an outright thief. Well, a virtual thief. And there's evidence to back it up.

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