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Space News Archive - January 27, 2012

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Jerry Ross, the first person to launch into space seven times, has retired from NASA.

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The Kepler Space Telescope (KST), NASA’s planet-hunting observatory, has discovered 26 confirmed planets within 11 new solar systems.

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Two teenagers attached a Lego figurine replete with maple leaf flag to a helium balloon, which they sent 80,000 feet into the air.

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An asteroid about the size of a bus flew past Earth on Friday at a distance within about 36,750 miles.

Word of the Day
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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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