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From close encounters with a speeding comet to an intimate visit with mysterious Pluto, we examine the most fascinating stories from the final frontier. 

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After a 10 year, 4 billion mile long journey, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft made history today as the first spacecraft to go into orbit around a comet.

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A photo of earth from 1 billion miles away, what the Curiosity Rover has discovered after a year on Mars, and a spacecraft that may now be traveling beyond the solar system. Astrophysicist Chris Lintott joins us to explore some of the latest and most amazing stories from outer space. View a slideshow and vote on your favorite photo in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 Contest.

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2011 marked the year the U.S. Space Shuttle program came to an end, but NASA's unmanned exploration of space remained at full throttle. We look at some of last year's astronomical achievements and what scientists are eyeing in the year ahead.

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2011 marked the year the U.S. Space Shuttle program came to an end, but NASA's unmanned exploration of space remained at full throttle. We look at some of last year's astronomical achievements and what scientists are eyeing in the year ahead.

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