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June 01, 2005

Icy Jupiter Moon Throws a Curve Ball at Formation Theories

Say, Where Did THAT Come From?

Scientists studying data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft have found that Jupiter's moon Amalthea is a pile of icy rubble less dense than water. Scientists expected moons closer to the planet to be rocky and not icy. The finding shakes up long-held theories of how moons form around giant planets.

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ESA Turns 30

Swiss Steps Up

The European Space Agency (ESA) –- which turned 30 on Tuesday -- has gone from launching satellites into outer space to searching for life on Mars.

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