Out-of-this-world produce

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly aboard ISS has had success utilizing available sunlight to grow Zinnias – a prerequisite along the way to planetary exploration that will depend on our ability to grow veggies in space.

A thinning crescent moon makes this the best week to see the quintet of pre-dawn planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

CalTech astronomers are positing the possibility of a planet way beyond the orbit of Pluto that could be four times the size of Earth.

(Image Credit: NASA)

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