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Continents may be the key to whether exoplanets can harbor life 
New simulations of continent distribution could help astronomers assess whether newly-discovered exoplanets may be habitable.
How NASA is planning to prevent a Martian plague 
When Mars samples arrive, they may carry more than knowledge. To offset the chance of a Martian pandemic, NASA is learning to contain a Red Planet plague.
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NASA’s massive moon rocket is finally ready for launch
After multiple delays, NASA’s new moon rocket — the Space Launch System — is finally on the launchpad ahead of its first test flight.
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Space Perspective plans to use a massive space balloon to lift a luxury cabin containing space tourists high above the Earth.
Listen to the sound of a black hole, remixed by NASA
NASA scientists have “remixed” the incredibly deep sounds emitted by a black hole 240 million light-years away.
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