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    Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. Their main scientific work involves the exploration of Kelly Lake with piloted submersible vehicles. But in his third report, Bortman describes a decidedly
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    Astronomers have identified a bizarre, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of the Milky Way.
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    NASA´s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet´s Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory will study whether the region had favorable environmental conditions for supporting microbial life and for preserving clues about whether life ever existed.
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    Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists exploring Kelly Lake in piloted submersible vehicles. This second report describes an experiment to simulate communications with human explorers on a near-Earth asteroid.
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    Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto. Studying icy dwarfs like Pluto can help astrobiologists understand the diversity of worlds that might exist throughout the Universe.
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    Seven years into what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's Opportunity rover has driven more than 50 times its original distance goal.
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    Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman is spending the week in British Columbia with scientists from the Pavilion Lake Research Project. They are using submersible vehicles to explore the "microbialite" structures that line the bottom of Kelly Lake. In his first report, Bortman describes
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    New research is helping scientists understand fundamental properties of the Earth, such as the spread of sea floors and melting of the outer core.
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    Scientists have identified the complex sequence of movements involved in the 'twitching' motility used by some bacteria. The study provides insight into evolutionary mechanisms that allow simple organisms to adapt to changing conditions in their environment.
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    Researchers have developed technologies that could be used to rewrite the genetic code of living cells. This could enable cells to build proteins not found in nature, or bacteria that are resistant to viral infection.
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    Long-term simulations show that close encounters between the minor planets Ceres and Vesta could affect the Earth's orbit.
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    NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt.
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    The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place in the world, and an environment that resembles Mars in the ancient past. In this fourth report, Field Research Editor Henry Bortman describes the work of two young researchers, Sergio Valea and Petr Vitek.
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    A new 'Map of Life' project has gone online, and is drawing attention to remarkable stories of convergent evolution.
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    Scientists have discovered the youngest dinosaur fossils yet known from before the catastrophic meteor impact that occurred 65 million years ago. The finding indicates that dinosaurs did not go extinct before the impact, providing further evidence that this event played a role in their extinction.
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