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Titan has lakes of methane and a hydrological cycle that resembles in uncanny detail the one found on Earth, a new study finds.

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It looks like a shiny lump of fool's gold, and the curious metallic lump that smashed into a New Jersey home certainly has authorities fooled as to what it is.

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Strange specimens of natural glass found in the Egyptian desert are products of a meteorite slamming into Earth between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago, scientists say.

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A dead star with an unusual ring of metal-rich gas could be a vision of the future for researchers wondering what our solar system will look like in several billion years.

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An unusual gamma-ray burst has astronomers wondering what new type of cosmic explosion could have created the brilliant blast of light.

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Spurred on by new evidence of water, experts announced plans to use powerful cameras to seek rock-solid proof that the liquid hasn't stopped flowing on Mars.

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See a roundup of the week's news and events, from a dictator's demise to a meteor's blaze of glory to a tiger "trapped" by a remote camera.

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The first ever analyses of comet dust are in, and they stand to revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system, scientists say.

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The Cassini spacecraft has sent back images of the largest mountain range yet found on Saturn's giant moon.

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This week: New photos may show liquid water on Mars, NASA plans moon base, city birds sing faster, ancient "curse tablet" found, and more.

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The Gospel of Judas unveiled. A "lost world" of animals discovered. Explore these and other highlights of the year in nature, science, and exploration with our most popular news stories of 2006.

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Replay the year in science, nature, and exploration with 2006's top ten videos, from the plight of African elephants to some of the animal kingdom's mightiest battles.

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NASA released images today that reveal water likely flowed through Martian gullies within the past few years, providing a "squirting gun" of liquid water's presence on the red planet.

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The lunar outpost will be built at one of the moon's poles, where near constant sunlight makes solar power feasible, officials said.

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This week: Al Gore interview, wasps' "pepper spray" weapon, pre-Inca tomb discovery, chemical secret of Stradivarius violins, new butterfly species, and more.


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