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    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a temperature map of Saturn's icy moon Mimas that shows unexpected hot regions. Studying moons like Mimas can improve knowledge of the Saturn system's environment, and could help astrobiologists determine if habitats for life might exist on moons around giant
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    Scientists once believed that the Moon was one of the driest places in the solar system. Now we know that water exists on the Moon in a variety of concentrations and geologic settings. This moonwater could be a vital resource for future missions.
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    For the last few months, Astrobiology Magazine has been running a poll to see what our readers think should be the next target of a mission in the solar system. As we close the poll, see how the results compare to current mission plans.
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    Nos últimos 12.000 anos, o clima da Terra tem sido relativamente estável e hospitaleiro. Este tempo – a época do Holoceno – pode estar chegando a um fim enquanto um novo período na história geológica começa. Bem vindo ao Antropoceno – a “época humana”.
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    For the past 12,000 years, the Earth's climate has been relatively stable and hospitable. That time - the Halocene epoch - may be coming to an end as a new period in geologic history begins. Welcome to the Anthropocene - the "human epoch".
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    A crew of six will soon begin a simulated mission to Mars in a mockup that includes an interplanetary spaceship, Mars lander and martian landscape. The Mars500 project is a full-duration simulation and will help scientists plan for the future of human space exploration.
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    While examining a relatively new crater on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has discovered rocks coated with a strange material that may have been formed through a process involving water. New software is also helping Opportunity gather more science data by allowing the rover to choose
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    Cracks in the icy shell of Jupiter´s moon Europa contain sulfur-rich material. An expedition to a sulfur spring in the Arctic could help solve some mysteries about Europa – including its potential for life.
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    A new model of the Earth is helping scientists understand how our planet's surface moves and deforms. The model shows Earth's tectonic plates as a dynamic, 3D puzzle, and could help astrobiologists understand the intricate connections between our planet's physical properties and its habitability for
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    Some think ancient stone spheres discovered in Costa Rica are evidence of alien visitation. One anthropologist says that while the reason the large spheres were created is not known, they have more in common with pottery than spaceships.
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    Alguns pensam que as antigas rochas esféricas descobertas na Costa Rica são evidência de visita alienígena. Um antropólogo diz que embora a razão pela qual as grandes esferas foram criadas não é conhecida, elas têm mais em comum com olarias do que com espaçonaves.
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    The oceans are a vital resource for human society - and for the biosphere of Earth as a whole. However, climate change is have some dramatic effects on our oceans and seas. Increases in events like algal blooms are now being tied to global warming.
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    New research has shown that sea urchins have been preying on sea lilies for over 200 million years, and this interaction led to lilies developing the ability to creep along the ocean floor. The study provides a unique look into how organisms are able to
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    While taking the first images of the underbelly of an ice sheet in Antarctica, scientists have made a surprising discovery. They captured video of a complex, shrimp-like animal swimming through the cold and dark subglacial waters.
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    Astronomers have identified a gas giant exoplanet that orbits close to its host star. Its orbit allows scientists to examine the planet, dubbed Corot-9b, in great detail. The research team believes Corot-9b could be a 'Rosetta stone' in exoplanet research, providing key information about how
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