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Strange Object Appears Next to Planet Mercury

It's neither a bird, nor a plane, nor Superman. The giant object now appearing next to the planet Mercury remains a mystery. UFO followers believe it could be an alien ship. Scientists, however, aren't convinced. The object appears in a number of ... images taken by a NASA telescope named Heliospheric Imager-1, which was focused on a coronal ejection from the Sun. In a sequence where the telescope observes a solar flare, viewers can clearly see a massive circular object moving around in the frame. YouTube Video Arouses Speculation Video of the object next to Mercury has been posted to YouTube, ... (view more)

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'Trans Other', and 'Planet MULE'

Trans Other Want to spice things up with your desktop and the applications running on it? Tired of the same old theme for those open windows? Then try Trans Other, which makes all windows but the active one transparent. ... Planet MULE Planet M.U.L.E. is a free remake and tribute of the original game M.U.L.E. from Ozark Softscape. Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer ... (view more)

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New Planet Discovery Resembles Earth Size, Texture

Will astronomers some day find an unspoiled planet where we can all move when this dying rock is kaput? It seems scientists are getting closer, having discovered a planet very close to earth's size -- and it's only 20 light years away. The discovery ... was recently announced at a conference at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, with more details submitted in a paper to the journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The planet in question lies way, way off in the distance, orbiting around a dim red star called Gliese 581 in the Libra constellation. The new planet, now dubbed Gliese 581e by ... (view more)

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Remarkable Findings as Messenger Passes Mercury

Although we're often told not to shoot the messenger, the Messenger is certainly shooting up outer space. The spacecraft blazed past Mercury in mid-January, and took some rather remarkable snapshots of the tiny grey planet closest to the sun. The ... most impressive of those pictures has been dubbed "The Spider," and features a massive geological formation that has dazzled scientists. Many believe the subject of Messenger's photographs -- a giant, central depression surrounded by over a hundred thin trenches zig-zagging each way outwards -- is something very new and very exciting in recent ... (view more)

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