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    AM is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2009. At number 3 is the launch of Kepler, a new NASA telescope that will aid in finding extrasolar planets. Scientists are already looking beyond Kepler for the next generation of telescopes that could show alien worlds
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    AM is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2009. At number 4 is evidence of liquid water droplets forming on the leg of the Phoenix lander. Scientist had assumed ice turned directly into water vapor on Mars' surface, but the water droplets on Phoenix
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  • Astrobiology Top 10: Reanimating Extinct Genes
    AM is looking back over 2009, highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of the year. Our story number 5 is about research to insert ancient genes into modern bacteria. Will the bacteria evolve the same way it did in the past, or will it
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  • Astrobiology Top 10: Double Discovery: Super-Earth and Ocean World
    Astrobiology Magazine is looking back over 2009, highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of the year. At number 6 is a double discovery of potentially habitable extrasolar planets orbiting the star Gliese 581. (This story originally was published on April 23, 2009).
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    AM is looking back over the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2009. At number 7 is a story about research conducted at Mono Lake, near Yosemite National Park. With one of the highest natural concentrations of arsenic on Earth, this spot is a good
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    AM is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2009. At number 8 is a report that the amino acid glycine was found in samples from a comet. This supports the theory that some of the ingredients for life were delivered to the Earth by
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    Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of the year. At number 9 is a story about astrometry, a technique to find extrasolar planets. After 50 years, astrometry spots its first planet - a milestone that could have implications for the proposed
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    Astrobiology Magazine is looking back over 2009, highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of the year. At number 10 is a debate about icy plumes emanating from Saturn´s tiny moon, Enceladus. Are the plumes evidence that the moon could have a liquid water ocean
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    New research indicates that life-bearing moons, such as those featured in Hollywood blockbusters, might be possible. If astronomers discover such a moon nearby, the James Webb Telescope may be able to study its atmospheres and detect key gases like carbon dioxide, oxygen and water vapor.
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    New research indicates that life-bearing moons, such as those featured in Hollywood blockbusters, might be possible. If astronomers discover such a moon nearby, the James Webb Telescope may be able to study its atmospheres and detect key gases like carbon dioxide, oxygen and water vapor.
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