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    Scientists and artists have collaborated to address looming environmental issues. Works included those that address issues related to astrobiology, including the relationship between life and the biosphere. The art show took place in early February at Arizona State University.
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    Astrobiologists study Earth's biogeochemical cycles as a reference for understanding what makes an environment habitable. Cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous show how life and the Earth itself are intricately linked.
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    Scientists have discovered new evidence that water once flowed near the surface of Mars by examining rare martian meteorites. The information could help astrobiologists understand whether or not Mars was once habitable for life as we know it.
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    Long-awaited data collected by ESA's CryoSat mission has now been released to the public. Early results are helping scientists understand circulation in the Arctic Ocean and the links between climate and arctic ice. The data will help astrobiologists understand what is in store for the
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    This year, NASA will launch its final Space Shuttle missions. The development of the Shuttle had sprung from the supersonic rocket planes of Chuck Yeager, and was an answer to the question: what is the best way to send man into space?
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    Astronomers have used NASA's Kepler mission to discover six planets around a Sun-like star. The discovery includes five small planets and validates a new method to measure the masses of planets. The remarkable discovery could aid in the search for habitable worlds around distant stars.
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    Scientists have discovered that on rare occasions, DNA takes on a different shape than its typical helix structure. This could mean that 'multiple layers' of information are stored in the genetic code.
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    If an asteroid was heading toward Earth, would it better to destroy it or alter its trajectory? One team of scientists is studying how to divert asteroids by heating their surfaces. The research could be important in the coming decades as the asteroid Apophis approaches
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