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    One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere. The data will help astrobiologists determine the potential for past or
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    Researchers are discovering new ways in which the Earth's oceans have influenced global climate. At the end of the last ice age, north Atlantic ice sheets melted, added fresh water and caused the collapse of the Atlantic Ocean conveyor belt. That should have plunged the
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    A new study shows that asteroids are constantly changing "little worlds" that can give birth to smaller asteroids. Studying asteroids is important because asteroid impacts could have played an important role in the origin of life, and may still affect the future habitability of Earth.
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    When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics.
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    Astronomers have discovered two Saturn-sized planets and one likely Earth-sized planet transiting the star 'Kepler 9'. It is the first confirmed system with more than one planet transiting the same star. The researchers believe that system may be one of the best locations for studying
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    Astronomers have discovered two Saturn-sized planets and one likely Earth-sized planet transiting the star 'Kepler 9'. It is the first confirmed system with more than one planet transiting the same star. The researchers believe that system may be one of the best locations for studying
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    Astronomers have discovered a distant solar system containing up to seven planets orbiting a Sun-like star. One of the planets may have the lowest mass of any extrasolar planet discovered thus far. The discovery is a further step toward identifying habitable worlds around distant stars.
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    A new study using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope has shown that double-star systems may not be good places to search for life. A large amount of dust in three systems with close-orbiting stars could be the result of tremendous planetary collisions, indicating such
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    Researchers have come up with a new way to weigh the planets in our solar system using radio signals from pulsars. A better understanding of the conditions present in our solar system will ultimately aid astrobiologists in the search for habitable worlds around distant stars.
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    If we could make one change to stave off climate change, what would it be? One scientist believes that getting rid of black soot is the answer. Other research shows that fighting climate change with geo-engineering tricks, such as pumping out aerosols to reflect sunlight,
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