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Five Things to Know about Elon Musk's Space Projects

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk plans to blast off his own Tesla roadster Tuesday, atop the world's most powerful rocket in operation, the Falcon Heavy, to the tune of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." 

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Russia Launches 11 Space Satellites 'Without Glitch'

Russia on Thursday successfully launched 11 satellites from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in the third rocket liftoff from the new spaceport, the space agency said.

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How Many Toes on a Horse? More Than You Think

Seabiscuit, Secretariat and every nag to ever pull a plow had five toes on each foot, says a study released Wednesday that stomps on the notion modern horses only have one toe.

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Deep, Buried Glaciers Spotted on Mars

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday.

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'World's Ugliest Pig' Spotted in Indonesia

Rare images of the "world's ugliest pig" have been captured in Indonesia, researchers said Friday, offering a window into a little-known species believed to be on the brink of extinction.

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An Order from the Chinese Emperor: Find Immortality

New archeological research has shed fresh light on China's first emperor -- creator of the world-famous terracotta army -- and his quest for eternal life, state media reported.

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Fish Sex So Loud it Could Deafen Dolphins

A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other sea animals, awed scientists said Wednesday, calling for preservation of the "spectacle" threatened by overfishing.

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Two Rookie Astronauts, Cosmonaut Blast Off to ISS 

A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station. 

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'Dragon Back' as Cargo Reaches Space Station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

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Gene Editing Advance Reverses Disease in Mice

A step forward in the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 suggests some diseases like diabetes and muscular dystrophy may be reversible, according to research involving lab mice published Thursday.

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