• New research supports theories that abrupt climate change can result from alterations in ocean circulation.
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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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  • 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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