Moon rock found among Bill Clinton's stuff
This moon rock was found among memorabilia from ex-President Bill Clinton's time as Arkansas governor.
September 22nd, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Moon rock found among Bill Clinton's stuff

Only 843 pounds of moon rocks exist on Earth, according to NASA.

Now, 30 years after it went missing, one of those precious rocks has been found among memorabilia belonging to former President Bill Clinton.

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September 22nd, 2011
03:13 PM ET

NASA not sure where space junk will come down

Miami (CNN) - A satellite whose orbit is degrading will fall back to Earth Friday afternoon, but only some of its pieces will survive the fiery ride through the atmosphere, NASA scientists said Thursday.

The pieces are not expected to come down over North America, scientists said, but where they'll likely land is something NASA expects to narrow down over the next 24 hours.

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2 probable planets found by people like you
An artist's rendition of a planet transiting in front of its star, which Planet Hunters participants may have identified. The more distant planet has not yet been detected, but is thought to exist.
September 22nd, 2011
08:42 AM ET

2 probable planets found by people like you

With the internet, it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in astrophysics to help find new worlds outside our solar system.

For the first time, new planet candidates have been identified with the help of the public’s analysis of NASA data. Anyone can join this effort, called Planet Hunters, for free and start helping real astronomers weed through data that might signal a never-before-seen planet.

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