• In just 43 days of observations, NASA's Kepler mission found over 750 candidates for extrasolar planets. 706 of them are potentially from as small as Earth to around the size of Jupiter. Dimitar Sasselov, Co-Investigator for Kepler, recently spoke of the results at TED
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  • In just 43 days of observations, NASA's Kepler mission found over 750 candidates for extrasolar planets. 706 of them are potentially from as small as Earth to around the size of Jupiter. Dimitar Sasselov, Co-Investigator for Kepler, recently spoke of the results at TED
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  • Astronomers have discovered two planetary systems with gas giant planets locked in an 'orbital embrace.' If the planets weren't doing such a well synchronized dance, the closely spaced gas giants would be destroyed quickly. The finding provides new insight into the formation and evolution of
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  • Future missions to the Moon or Mars could use plants as bio-harvesters to extract valuable elements from the alien soils.
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  • Scientists have reported there is a one-in-a-thousand chance of an asteroid colliding with the Earth in the year 2182. Asteroid '(101955) 1999 RQ36' is 560 meters in diameter and could cause major problems no matter where it hit on the planet.
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  • Every day, millions of microorganisms travel with the wind from one place on Earth to another. Bacteria, funguses and viruses on dust particles can move thousands of kilometers. A team of researchers has now found that the phenomenon is escalating with climate change.
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  • Astrobiology Magazine´s field research editor Henry Bortman spent a week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) in British Columbia, Canada. In Bortman´s sixth and final report, he describes a day trip to collect nasty-smelling microbial slime at nearby lakes.
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  • An expedition partially funded by NASA has discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vent in the world. Studying the site, 5000 meters below the Caribbean Sea, can help astrobiologists understand the limits of life on Earth.
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  • An expedition partially funded by NASA has discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vent in the world. Studying the site, 5000 meters below the Caribbean Sea, can help astrobiologists understand the limits of life on Earth.
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  • Astronomers have discovered a star that is 300 times the mass of the Sun - twice as large as the previously accepted limit for the size of stars. The finding could alter theories of how solar systems form and evolve.
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