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NASA probe finds intriguing ice flows under hazy skies on Pluto

Images obtained during the New Horizons spacecraft's July 14 encounter with Pluto show apparent glacial ice flows wrapping around barrier islands and towering mountain ranges, all under a newly-discovered haze layer suspended up to 100 miles above the distant world's frozen surface, scientists said Friday.

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  • Two Chinese satellites lifted off Saturday on top of a Long March 3B rocket and rode into orbit nearly 14,000 miles above Earth to expand the country's space-based navigation network.
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    This is the launch highlights reel from United Launch Alliance of the Delta 4 rocket carrying the seventh satellite for the Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM constellation.
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    Investigators have traced the cause of an in-space disintegration of a U.S. Air Force weather satellite in February to a battery fault and identified six other spacecraft in orbit prone to the same failure.
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    View photos of Thursday's spectacular sunset launch from Cape Canaveral of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket with the U.S. Air Force's seventh Wideband Global SATCOM communications platform.
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    A U.S. military satellite that will fortify the "anytime, anywhere" communications infrastructure used by soldiers, ships, aircraft and drones was launched into orbit Thursday to improve the global connectivity that encompasses the planet.
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    A replay of the United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket launching the Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM communications satellite No. 7 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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    Check out photos of Wednesday's middle-of-the-night launch of a three-man crew from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, kicking off a six-hour journey from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.
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    Analysis of data from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has revealed a near Earth-size world orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star, scientists announced Thursday, the closest match yet in the ongoing hunt for planets similar in size to Earth where life, as humans understand it, might have a chance to evolve.
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    A Russian Soyuz rocket thundered to life with a burst of flame and shot away from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday carrying an international crew of three aloft on a six-hour flight to the International Space Station.
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    The forecast of stormy weather prevented rollback of the mobile service gantry and the continuation of the countdown at Cape Canaveral on Wednesday for the United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket.