Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet Hints at 'Super Earth' in Far Reaches of Solar System

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_1d0e5f40dd.jpgScott S. Sheppard: Carnegie Institution for Science (WASHINGTON) -- There's more to the solar system beyond Pluto's orbit. Researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet nearly 7.5 billion miles away from the Sun. Even more intriguing, the discovery suggests the possibility of a "Super Earth" -- objects several times the mass of the Earth -- orbiting the Sun at such vast distances that the Sun would appear as just another star.

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Over 100 Objects Spotted by Satellite in Search for Flight 370

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_07ceb5fbcf.jpg (PERTH, Australia) -- New satellite images show a debris field of 122 objects floating in the Indian Ocean -- potentially connected to doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said at a press conference Wednesday. Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the images were taken on Sunday, March 23, about 1,600 miles off the coast of Perth, Australia. Authorities received the images Tuesday.

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North Korea Launches Two Mid-Range Ballistic Missiles

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_4c35154398.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- North Korea has fired two medium-range Nodong ballistic missiles into the waters east of the Korean Peninsula, U.S. officials said Tuesday, noting the launches did not pose a threat to the U.S. homeland. A spokesperson for NORAD/U.S. Northern Command confirmed that two missiles were fired at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, or 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Saudis Refuse Entry to 'Jerusalem Post' Reporter for Obama Visit

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_f125994c5e.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The government of Saudi Arabia is refusing to let a White House reporter for the Jerusalem Post enter the country to cover President Obama’s visit, leaving the administration “very disappointed.” The White House Correspondents’ Association has gone public with a complaint, calling a Saudi decision “outrageous” to deny a visa to Michael Wilner, the Jerusalem Post’s Washington bureau chief.

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Giraffe-Killing Zoo Puts Down Four Lions, Including Two Cubs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_04a8a8bb01.jpgPhotodisc/Thinkstock (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) -- It’s not exactly the circle of life. Four lions, including two cubs, were killed to make room for a new male lion in the Danish zoo that last month drew outrage for killing a healthy giraffe, the Copenhagen Zoo announced Tuesday. The lions were euthanized for not being able to defend themselves against the new male lion, zoo officials said.

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