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Vote Now! Top Space Stories of the Week - Jan. 27, 2013

How NASA Revealed Sun's Hottest Secret in 5-Minute Spaceflight

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NASA's Hi-C (High-Resolution Coronal Imager) mission launched on a suborbital sounding rocket in July 2012 to take quick, up-close snapshots of the surface of the sun. [Full Story]

NEXT: NASA's Opportunity Rover Begins Year 10 on Mars

NASA's Opportunity Rover Begins Year 10 on Mars

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NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity landed on the Red Planet nine years ago today. Now, the long-lived rover is beginning an astounding Year 10 on the Red Planet. [Full Story]

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