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An Asteroid with 6 Tails, and More – The Countdown, Episode 35


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Kepler Telescope Finds Plethora of Earth-Size Planets (Scientific American)

Chelyabinsk Eyewitnesses Help Scientists Resolve Meteor Mysteries (Scientific American)

Gravity Maps Reveal Why the Moon's Far Side Is Covered with Craters (Nature News)



Host/writer: Sophie Bushwick

Production assistant: Josh Krisch

Editor: Joss Fong

Producer: Eric R. Olson

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