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Upper Cretaceous fossils of Frankstown, Mississippi
07.12.2007: Once or twice a year MAGS members travel to Frankstown, Mississippi to search for sharks' teeth and other vertebrate fossils in the streambed sand of Twenty Mile Creek. >>read more>>

Mercury has a molten core
05.13.2007: Researchers working with high-precision planetary radars, including the Goldstone Solar System Radar of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have discovered strong evidence that the planet Mercury has a molten core. The finding explains a more than three-decade old planetary mystery that began with the flight of JPL's Mariner 10 spacecraft. >>read more>>

First steps to Mars
04.02.2007: The landing site is unknown. The rockets are still on the drawing board. Some of the astronauts haven't even been born yet. Never mind all that. NASA's journey to Mars has already begun. >>read more>>

Big auroras on Jupiter
03.29.2007: So you thought Northern Lights were big in Alaska? "That's nothing," says Randy Gladstone of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. "Jupiter has auroras bigger than our entire planet." >>read more>>

NASA telescope finds planets thrive around stellar twins
03.29.2007: The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film "Star Wars" might not be a fantasy. >>read more>>

Bizarre hexagonal structure found on Saturn
03.28.2007: An odd, six-sided, honeycomb-shaped feature circling the entire north pole of Saturn has captured the interest of scientists with NASA's Cassini mission. >>read more>>

Stonehenge village found
03.25.2007: The excavation of a 4600-year-old village in southern England is changing the way archaeologists think about Stonehenge. Researchers from the University of Sheffield suspect that the same people who built Stonehedge also built and lived in the recently discovered village.>>read more>>

Orthrozanclus: the armored Cambrian slug
03.10.2007: Paleontologists have identified a 500-million-year-old slug-like creature species from 11 complete fossils found in the Burgess Shale fossil beds of British Columbia.>>read more>>

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