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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - June 24, 2012

Parts of Mars Interior as Wet as Earth's

The Viking Project/NASA

The Martian mantle holds vastly larger reservoirs of water than previously thought, rising the possibility that it could have migrated to the surface to create a potentially habitable environment. [Full Story]

NEXT: Excitement Builds Over Higgs Boson Announcement

Excitement Builds Over Expected Higgs Boson Announcement

CERN/ATLAS

The Higgs has been theorized for years, but never found. Humanity's best hope of discovering the particle lies in the humongous atom smasher buried underneath Switzerland and France called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). [Full Story]

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