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    By studying dense concentrations of carbon monoxide, astronomers have discovered a new spiral arm of the Milky Way.
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    A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our sun is heading for a rest period even as it is acting up for the first time in years. The Sun plays a major role in maintaining the habitability of
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    Recentemente um vídeo fez seu trajeto pela rede alegando que uma estação espacial havia sido descoberta em Marte. Na realidade a imagem não é nada além que pixels ruins causados por um raio cósmico atingindo a espaçonave Mars Express enquanto a foto foi tirada.
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    Recently, a video made its way around the web that claimed a space station was discovered on Mars. In reality, the image is nothing more than bad pixels caused by a cosmic ray hitting the Mars Express spacecraft while the photo was being taken.
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    ESA and NASA have announced the scientific investigations selected for their 2016 ExoMars lander demonstrator.
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    New research shows that light-capturing pigment molecules in photoreceptors can occasionally be triggered by heat - giving the false impression that our eyes have captured photons, when in reality they haven't
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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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    Fossils in ancient carbonate from samples in a remote region on the Alaska-Canada border are providing new information about the evolution of life. The fossils look like tiny, shield-like plates that may have been produced by single-celled organisms a armor.
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    New research shows that plants' ability to control water loss occurred early in their evolution.
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    The long-period comet Elenin is heading in the direction of Earth and will pass by on October 16. The comet's closest approach will be 35 million kilometers and, despite exaggerated claims by some internet sites, will have no affect on the Earth.
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    ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has obtained the first images of its target, the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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    New research shows that variations in the organic materials found in carbonaceous chondrites is due to hydrothermal activity that took place during the early solar system when the meteorites were still part of larger parent bodies, such as asteroids.
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    A Mars sample return mission has been a goal of NASA for decades. In a recent essay, Lou Friedman, former Executive Director of The Planetary Society, discussed the potential of pursuing such an ambitious project in the coming years.
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    NASA's Voyager spacecraft has discovered that the edge of our solar system may be filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles.
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    Spaceward Bound and the DREAMS project recently launched a weather balloon in the Mojave Desert. The balloon´s payload contained scientific experiments designed to shed light on the search for life on Mars.
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