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    China has successfully launched their second robotic mission, named Chang'E-2. The satellite is scheduled to reach the Moon in five days, where it will collect high-resolution imagery of future landing sites for China's Chang'E-3 lunar rover.
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    Astrobiology Magazine´s field research editor Henry Bortman joined members of NASA´s AMASE team and JPL engineers at Mono Lake, California, during a field test of a prototype Mars drilling and sample-caching system. On day 1, the team checked out the rover in a parking lot
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    Stromatolites are the most ancient fossils on Earth, and these structures built by microbes can still be found forming today in various places around the globe. Although they provide a straight line of life´s history from the past to the present, comparing modern and
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    A new study could broaden the search for planets in other solar systems by changing the way we think about orbiting bodies. The findings could increase the opportunities for the discovery of new planets.
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    New data from NASA's IBEX spacecraft reveals that the edge of our solar system is a more dynamic place than previously thought. The research is shedding new light on our solar system, and can help astrobiologists better understand the conditions that allowed the Earth to
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