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Title: Giant Energetic Bubbles Adorn the Milky Way

Voyager 1 May Have Reached the Heliopause

June 20th, 2011

After 34 years in space, 17 billion miles from Earth, Voyager 1 has reached or is about to reach the heliopause. John Matson reports Go to Episode

Planets with Stabilizing Moons May Be Common

June 27th, 2011

Computer simulations show that about 10 percent of planets could have a massive moon that helps to stabilize the planetary tilt. John Matson reports Go to Episode

Space Station Gets Close Wake-up Call

July 4th, 2011

Orbital debris within 250 meters of the International Space station is a warning to clean up the neighborhood before a tragic impact. John Matson reports Go to Episode

Kepler Searches for Planets in Habitable Zones

July 11th, 2011

NASA's Kepler mission's principal investigator, Bill Borucki, talks about the search for exoplanets that might be in habitable zones around their stars.… Go to Episode