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In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet

Humans may be driving large mammals to extinction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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It's Full of Stars: New 3-D Milky Way Map Could Settle Debate over Who Discovered the First Exoplanet

Better data from the Gaia spacecraft also promises to shed light on mysterious brown dwarfs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What's next for NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit Wednesday evening (April 18) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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What's Next for TESS, NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter?

The spacecraft is headed to its science orbit and prepping to discover thousands of alien worlds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Revealing the Secrets of the Deep Ocean | Our Blue Planet | Earth Unplugged

Profile of scientist Mandy Joye, who has dedicated her life to explore the ocean ecosystems and uncover its secrets. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToEarthUnplugged   Watch more videos from Earth Unplugged: Stunning Animal Slow Motion Time-lapses: http://bit.ly/EarthUnpluggedSlowMotionTimelapse...

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Spend your Earth Day shopping online and save the planet at the same time

It's almost Earth Day, and this year you can help protect the planet simply by shopping online. In honor of the day of environmental awareness on April 22, philanthropic tech startup DoneGood has launched a new shopping platform that helps you support eco-friendly brands and organizations. The Purch...

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SpaceX launches NASA's $337 million planet-hunting TESS spacecraft

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) blasted toward space atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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Diamonds in Meteorite May Come from a Lost Planet

Formed at high temperatures and pressures, the gems trace extreme events from the dawn of our solar system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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SpaceX successfully launches NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter

SpaceX is set to launch NASA's newest exoplanet-hunting spacecraft on Wednesday evening.

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SpaceX launches planet-hunting TESS to space before landing rocket back on Earth

Have fun in space, TESS!  Our favorite new NASA mission — called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite —  launched to space at 6:51 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite landed back on Earth on a drone ship in th...


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