One Wobbly Planet!

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One Wobbly Planet!
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Astronomers have discovered an alien planet that wobbles at such a dizzying rate that its seasons must fluctuate wildly.

Throughout all of the planet's fast-changing seasons, however, no forecast would be friendly to humans. The warm planet is a gassy super-Neptune that orbits too close to its two parent stars to be in its system's "habitable zone," the region where temperatures would allow liquid water, and perhaps life as we know it, to exist.
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China's Moon Rover Has Technical Difficulties

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China's Moon Rover Has Technical Difficulties
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The poor little rover had some technical difficulties last weekend and has not recovered. The 3 month mission has ended rather prematurely.

The James Webb Telescope Clears Another Hurdle

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The James Webb Telescope Clears Another Hurdle
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The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next flagship space observatory, has passed a major milestone on its road to its planned 2018 launch: the delivery of the last three mirrors that will make up its complicated infrared-seeking innards.