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    Biologists have discovered the secret to the evolutionary longevity of bdelloid rotifers. These organisms are able to avoid parasites by drying up until they are exposed to a fresh drop of water. These unique lifeforms are helping scientists understand the complexities of life on Earth
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    Astronomers have discovered a brown dwarf that is the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our solar system. Astrobiologists study brown dwarfs in order to learn more about stars and star formation. Ultimately, this will help us determine the best places to search for extrasolar
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    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is now taking suggestions from the public on which sights to photograph on the martian surface. MRO has returned an immense amount of data for astrobiologists trying to understand the past habitability of Mars, and now members of the public have
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    A new project aims to replicate the surface on the moon Titan in order to learn more about its hydrocarbon lakes. This study could also tell us about the chemistry that led to the origin of life on early Earth.
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    A new project aims to replicate the surface on the moon Titan in order to learn more about its hydrocarbon lakes. This study could also tell us about the chemistry that led to the origin of life on early Earth.
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  • A Stationary Spirit
    NASA has now designated the Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, a 'stationary science platform'. For months, the rover has been unable to free itself from a sand trap on Mars. Although Spirit is now immobile, the rover will continue to perform scientific studies that will help
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    Scientists have attributed the different surfaces and interior states of Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Callisto to cometary impacts that occurred some 3.8 billion years ago. The study in comparative planetology shows how influences from space can shape the formation of celestial bodies.
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    Scientists have attributed the different surfaces and interior states of Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Callisto to cometary impacts that occurred some 3.8 billion years ago. The study in comparative planetology shows how influences from space can shape the formation of celestial bodies.
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    NASA´s IceBite team are studying one of the few spots on Earth where the terrain resembles that of the Phoenix landing site on Mars. The place: a mile above sea level in Antarctica´s Dry Valleys. The goal: to test ice-penetrating drills for a future Mars
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  • Spirit Struggles While Opportunity Rocks
    NASA's Mars exploration rovers continue to return science data that will help astrobiologists understand the past environment of Mars. Opportunity has discovered a unique rock that is allowing scientists to glimpse deep inside Mars. Meanwhile, Spirit has been struggling to free itself from a difficult
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