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SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with precious science load

A SpaceX capsule returned to Earth on Wednesday with precious science samples from NASA’s one-year space station resident.

NASA’s official exoplanet count more than doubles

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Mercury makes rare passage across face of sun

For the first time in 10 years, Mercury passed directly between the Earth and sun on Monday.

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