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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – March 9, 2014

NASA Eyes Ambitious Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa by 2025

NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk

NASA is planning to use some of the agency’s 2015 budget to formulate and plan a mission to Europa launching sometime in the next decade.

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NEXT: NASA Spacecraft Buzzes Saturn's Largest Moon Titan for 100th Time

NASA Spacecraft Buzzes Saturn's Largest Moon Titan for 100th Time

A. D. Fortes/UCL/STFC

A far-flung NASA space probe flying around Saturn zipped past the ringed planet's biggest moon for the 100th time on Thursday.

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NEXT: 'Gravity' Pulls in 7 Oscars, Including Best Director, at Academy Awards

'Gravity' Pulls in 7 Oscars, Including Best Director, at Academy Awards

Warner Bros. Pictures/Academy Awards

Gravity,' the space thriller movie by director Alfonso Cuaron, won seven of 10 possible Oscars Sunday (March 2) at the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. See how 'Gravity' fared at the Oscars.

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NEXT: Incredible Technology: Inflatable Aircraft Could Cruise Venus Skies

Incredible Technology: Inflatable Aircraft Could Cruise Venus Skies

Northrop-Grumman

A big airship could ply the skies of Venus for months or a year, giving scientists an unprecedented look at Earth's hellishly hot "sister planet," the craft's developers say.

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