Astronomers Announce Discovery of New 'Dwarf' Planet at Edge of Solar System It's official designation is 2012 VP113. The "VP" in the name inspired its nickname: Biden.
Friday Night NASA Launch Should Be Visible Along East CoastThe LADEE, or Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is scheduled to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility at 11:27 pm.
Despite Fears, Huge Solar Flare Has Little Apparent Effect on EarthThe biggest solar flare in six years erupted on Tuesday and was heading our way. However, it appears that Earth has dodged most of the barrage of charged particles shot out by the sun.

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