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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - May 6, 2012

NASA, SETI Use Airship to Hunt Meteorites From Big Fireball

NASA

A team of researchers took a zeppelin out to search for meteorite fragments of the big April 22 fireball that exploded over California. [Full Story]

NEXT: Secretive Blue Origin Reveals New Details of Spacecraft Plans

Secretive Blue Origin Reveals New Details of Spacecraft Plans

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The secretive private spaceflight firm Blue Origin has lifted the veil slightly, revealing a few more details about its spacecraft. [Full Story]

NEXT: Hubble to Watch Historic Venus Transit, Using Moon as Mirror

Hubble to Watch Historic Venus Transit, Using Moon as Mirror

Michael Wilce

The Hubble Space Telescope will observe the transit of Venus next month, using the moon as a mirror. [Full Story]

NEXT: Dying Stars Caught Eating Rocky Alien Planets

Dying Stars Caught Eating Rocky Alien Planets

© Mark A. Garlick /space-art.co.uk/University of Warwick

University of Warwick astrophysicists have pinpointed four white dwarf stars surrounded by dust from shattered planetary bodies which once bore striking similarities to the composition of the Earth. [Full Story]

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