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The late evening of Thursday, December 13, and continuing on to dawn Friday morning, December 14, is the time frame to see the Geminid meteor shower in North America.         
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Asteroid 1994 GT9 has been renamed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) as 7307 Takei, in honor of Japanese American actor George Hosato Takei.          
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Thursday, 27 September 2007 18:15

NASA liftoff: Dawn brightens the early morning

The NASA Dawn spacecraft was launched onboard a Delta 2 rocket at 7:34 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 27, 2007—about twenty-one minutes after the dawning of the day—on a mission to learn about the early history of the solar system from two large asteroids.           
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The natural dawn (daybreak) over Florida is expected at 7:13 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 27, 2007, but the man-made Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff on its journey to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres at 7:20 a.m. (1120 GMT) —seven minutes later.        
Published in Space
Wednesday, 19 September 2007 03:59

The search begins now for a few good NASA astronauts

NASA officials announced on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, that it is accepting applications for its 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class until July 1, 2008. The U.S. space agency states, “NASA HAS SPACE FOR YOU!”         
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In a nutshell, a new U.S. study states that two giant asteroids collided inside the asteroid belt about 160 million years ago, and two fragments hit the Earth and the Moon. Mass extinctions occurred on Earth, killing, among other creatures, the dinosaurs.          
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are organic pollutants found in car exhaust and cigarette smoke. They are also found in supernova remnant N132D, the material left over after an old star exploded. Scientists theorize that PAHs play an essential role in the development of life.
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The Sudbury Basin is the site of the second-oldest and second-largest impact crater ever found on the Earth. A U.S. geologist has just discovered debris in Minnesota from the impact of the meteorite about 500 miles away in Ontario, Canada.
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