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    Prover comida para astronautas pode ser um dos maiores desafios para encarar uma missão humana a Marte. O principal desafio é balancear peso, aceitação da comida e utilização de recursos. Perguntas podem ser encontradas em sistemas “biorregenerativos” que permitem aos astronautas plantar parte de suas
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    A new international project could help unlock secrets held deep beneath the surface of planet Earth.
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    Providing food for astronauts may be one of the greatest challenges facing a human mission to Mars. The major challenge is to balance weight, food acceptability and resource utilization. Answers could be found in 'bioregenerative' systems that allow astronauts to grow some of their own
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    Scientists have discovered a new fossil that fills an important gap in the fossil record and sheds new light on the evolution of mammals.
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    While SETI scans the galaxy for evidence of advanced alien civilizations, what can studying dolphins teach us about non-human intelligence?
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    The Milky Way will have the fuel to continue forming stars, thanks to massive clouds of ionized gas raining down from its halo and intergalactic space.
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    A new study suggests that scientists may soon be able to predict sunspots before they're visible to the human eye. Sunspots are the starting point for coronal mass ejections - powerful bursts of energy that sometimes hit the Earth.
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    Astronomers have caught a supernova very soon after it exploded. Scientists are now scrambling to study it with as many telescopes as possible.
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    Astrônomos acreditam que encontraram uma antiga estrela massiva que se transformou em um pequeno planeta feito de diamantes na nossa Via Láctea. A descoberta lança nova luz sobre a diversidade dos planetas e como eles podem se formar.
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    NASA´s GRAIL mission to study the Moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled launch on Sept. 8, 2011.
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    Astronomers think they have found a once-massive star that has been transformed into a small planet made of diamond in our Milky Way. The discovery sheds new light on the diversity of planets and how they can form.
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    Scientists have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body.
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