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    A protein expressed in the human retina is able to sense magnetic fields when implanted into fruit flies. The finding is reopening an area of sensory biology in humans.
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    Using a technique called gravitational microlensing, astronomers have detected a rocky planet that orbits its host star at a distance further out than most other extrasolar planets detected thus far. The discovery highlights how the microlensing technique could help in the hunt for Earth-like planets.
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    New research supports theories that abrupt climate change can result from alterations in ocean circulation.
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    Data from NASA's EPOXI mission has been used to detail the 'hyperactive' nature of comet Hartley 2. EPOXI witnessed carbon dioxide jets and water vapor, providing new information about the composition of comets and their potential role in life's origins on Earth.
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  • Mercury’s Surprises
    Data from MESSENGER is providing clues about the origin of Mercury and its geological history.
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    Scientists may have taken a step in discovering why matter trumped antimatter at the time of the Big Bang.
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    In this field diary, Margarita Marinova takes us on a journey to Antarctica in order to test spacesuits. Testing the suits in harsh environments on Earth can help future explorers, who will need protection when investigating Mars and other places in the solar system.
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    Hundreds of microscopic fossils show that organisms emerging after an ancient glaciation evolved tough exteriors to weather the frozen climate.
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    During the last space shuttle flight, astronauts will test a new method for recycling 'used' water. Water is essential for life, and having access to water beyond Earth will be a major obstacle for future space explorers.
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    New calculations indicate that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft will leave the Solar System earlier than previously thought.
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    The CoRoT satellite has discovered ten new exoplanets that exhibit a wide variety of masses, densities and orbital parameters. The findings highlight the broad diversity of exoplanets, providing information that is useful in the search for habitable worlds around distant stars.
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    Scientists have pinned down the timing for the start of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum.
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    NASA's Dawn mission is now approaching the protoplanet Vesta. Small, terrestrial bodies like Vesta can teach astrobiologists about the early solar system, the formation and nature of rocky worlds, and the composition of meteorites and their potential role in life's origins on Earth.
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    Astronomers have found evidence for a planetary system where two giant planets orbit a close pair of suns.
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    Laser pointers can be used to test possible contamination risks posed by the spacesuits humans will wear when they explore Mars.
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