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Titan to Earth: We Have Touchdown

AS our eyes are fixed on the ground, mesmerised by the unfolding events following the recent tsunami, many would have missed an equally mesmerising event that took place in the outer space last week.

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Earthquake beacon stolen off Sumatra

A global positioning system (GPS) receiver on Awera Islet in the Mentawai Islands chain, which monitors the movement of tectonic plates was stolen, a researcher said on Sunday.

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Volcano Watch

Weather permitting, U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to fly over the volcano next week to measure gas emissions, determine temperatures on the emerging lava dome and take a new set of aerial photographs.

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NASA rover finds meteorite on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover has determined that a strange bubbly rock on the surface of Mars is actually a meteorite, offering a new clue into how the martian surface is made and remade.

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