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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - Sept. 1, 2013

Oldest Sun-Like Star Previews Sun's Fate

ESO/M. Kornmesser

Astronomers have found a twin star to our sun, only much older. The newfound star is the oldest "solar twin" known, and offers a sneak peek at what our star will look like in 4 billion years. [Full Story]

NEXT: Moon Water Discovery Hints at Mystery Source Deep Underground

Moon Water Discovery Hints at Mystery Source Deep Underground

Dan Roam

A sharp-eyed spacecraft has spotted water on the lunar surface that likely originated from an unknown source deep within the moon. [Full Story]

NEXT: Incredible Technology: How Astronauts Could Hibernate On Mars Voyage

Incredible Technology: How Astronauts Could Hibernate On Mars Voyage

Copyright SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI)

By the time humanity is ready to put boots on Mars, the long cruise to the Red Planet may be as easy as a dream. NASA-funded scientists are investigating ways to induce hibernation in astronauts, which could make the Mars trip cheaper and more efficient. [Full Story]

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