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    The first-ever discovery of ice and organic molecules on an asteroid may hold clues to the origins of Earth's oceans and life 4 billion years ago. Researchers detected a thin layer of water ice and organic molecules on the surface of a large asteroid orbiting
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  • Seeing the Closest Aliens Will Take Centuries
    As telescopes become more advanced, we´ll be able to see more details about planets orbiting other stars – including indications that those planets have life. However, it would probably take many centuries before we could actually see the aliens.
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    The oceans remain one of the least explored places on the planet, but new robotic technology could change that. Collecting accurate data concerning the oceans is essential in understanding how events resulting from climate change, such as glacial melt, will effect the future of our
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    Physicists have pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the Moon by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago. The reflector could actually help today's scientists measure physical properties of the Moon and phenomena such as tidal distortion.
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    Six years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn. Scientists are celebrating the data and detailed images the mission has provided of the planet, its famous rings, and its many moons.
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    'Supervolcano' eruptions in Earth's past have played a role in shaping the evolution of life by causing mass extinctions. Scientists are now trying to understand what triggered these enormous eruptions and how likely they are to occur again in the future.
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    New research indicates that there may be many more dwarf planets similar to Pluto in our solar system than previously thought. Studying these distant objects can help astrobiologists understand the basic properties of our solar system and the effects that dwarf planets might have on
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    NASA's Spitzer telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet - it lacks methane. The finding is contradictory to what scientists were expecting based on current models. The discovery also brings astronomers one step closer to probing the atmosphere of Earth-like exoplanets.
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    Impact craters found on Titan could help scientists determine the age of this Earth-like moon and its potential for life.
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    Astrobiologists concerned with life's future on our planet are discovering that they have a lot to learn from local communities. Scientists are now looking to local people for knowledge about climate change and the methods we can use to ensure a healthy future for Earth's
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    Later this year, a human-like robot will become a resident of the International Space Station (ISS). Robonaut 2 will join the ISS crew in order to test how the robot operates in weightlessness. In the future, robots like Robonaut could help humans perform science experiments
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    Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter... the names of planets in our solar system read like a "Who´s Who" of ancient mythology. What should we call the planets we find beyond our solar system?
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    Astronomers have imaged three distant exoplanets using only a modest-sized, ground-based telescope. The surprising feat could be repeated using larger telescopes, providing more information about exoplanets than previously thought possible with current technology.
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    The discovery of nine new planets challenges theories of how planets form. Unlike our solar system, two of the planets orbit in the opposite direction to the rotation of their host star.
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    In President Obama´s speech yesterday at the Kennedy Space Center, he outlined his vision for NASA´s future. In his plan, humans will venture beyond the Moon by 2025, and head to Mars by the mid-2030s.
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