• NASA satellites have shown that an increase in the brightness of the asteroid Scheila is likely due to a collision between Scheila and a smaller asteroid. Studying the physical properties and behavior of asteroids can help us understand their potential role in the origins of
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  • A technique that astronomers use to parse starlight might also be useful in assessing skin blots that may become cancerous.
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  • More than 30 years after they left Earth, NASA's twin Voyager probes are now returning data from the edge of the Solar System. With each passing day they are beaming back a message that, to scientists, is both unsettling and thrilling.
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  • NASA's twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are the longest continuously-operating spacecraft in deep space. They have provided invaluable information about the nature of our solar system and the planets it contains.
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  • By flying aircraft into and above rain clouds, scientists from NASA and other organizations are trying to understand why certain clouds produce copious amounts of rain.
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  • In this essay, Marc Kaufman explains how his first contact with astrobiologists led him to write a book that tells the latest stories behind the science.
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  • By studying life in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia, a team of scientists has discovered bacteria that produce and consume carbon monoxide. The findings could provide new insight into the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.
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  • New research shows that water molecules could actually influence the structure of DNA. The finding could provide clues about how DNA originated, and how it functions in modern cells.
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  • By studying life in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia, a team of scientists has discovered bacteria that produce and consume carbon monoxide. The findings could provide new insight into the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.
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  • Brilliant gold- and silver-colored beetles have given optics researchers new insights into the way biology can recreate the appearance of some of nature's most precious metals.
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