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RIP, Laika: Pioneering Space Dog Launched 60 Years Ago Today

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On Nov. 3, 1957, the Soviet Union lofted a dog named Laika to Earth orbit, aboard the satellite Sputnik 2. The milestone came less than a month after the Soviets kicked off the Space Age, and the Cold War space race, with the launch of Sputnik 1.

Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for Life

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Portal origin URL: Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for LifePortal origin nid: 412677Published: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:14Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New NASA research proposes a novel approach to sniffing out exoplanet atmospheres. It takes advantage of frequent stellar storms from cool, young dwarf stars to highlight signs of possible life.Portal image: Conceptual image of an exoplanetScience Categories: Sun

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