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Vote Now! Top Space Stories of the Week - Sept. 23, 2012

US Scientists to Use Chinese Moon Lander for Space Research

Shanghai Aerospace System Engineering Institute

A cooperative deal has been inked between a U.S. group and China to use that country’s moon lander to conduct astronomical imaging from the lunar surface. [Full Story]
NEXT: NASA Astronaut Completes 1st Triathlon in Space

NASA Astronaut Completes 1st Triathlon in Space

NASA TV

NASA astronaut Suni Williams ran, biked and "swam" the Nautica Malibu Triathlon remotely from the International Space Station in orbit around Earth.[Full Story]
NEXT: Newfound Alien Planet a Top Contender to Host Life

Newfound Alien Planet a Top Contender to Host Life

PHL @ UPR Arecibo

A new super-Earth has been found in the habitable zone of a star only 49 light-years from Earth, ranking fifth on the list of best objects of interest for life. [Full Story]

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