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    A newly-developed model will help astrobiologists understand the level of death and destruction that could result from a large meteorite striking the Earth.
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    The James Webb Space Telescope is facing possible cancelation due to the increasing cost of the project. But according to Matt Mountain and John Grunsfeld of the Space Telescope Science Institute, the telescope will provide an invaluable view of Earth-like worlds.
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    For the first time, astronomers have detected cold water vapor in the dusty disk around a young star.
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    Astronomers have taken a photo of an extrasolar object whose temperature is as cool as the Earth.
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    Astronomers have discovered signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. The system resembles our own solar system during the 'Late Heavy Bombardment' - a period that may have brought water and life-forming ingredients to Earth.
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    Astronomers have discovered the first disk of gas and dust with spiral-arm-like structures around a Sun-like star. The features could provide clues to the presence of planets.
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    New research shows that oxygen-breathing bacteria thrived on land 2.48 billion years ago - 100 million years earlier than previously thought.
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    In August of 2012, a new Mars rover will be delivered to Gale Crater, where it will search for signs that Mars was once habitable for life.
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    The presence of the mineral jarosite on Mars means that liquid water had to exist at some point in the planet's past. Scientists have developed a new method for determining the age of jarosite and the conditions under which it formed. Now, scientists might be
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    Researchers have turned a virus into an engineering tool for building structures that mimic one of nature's most important structural proteins.
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    Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a planet forming around its star. The 'protoplanet' is surrounded by cooler dust and gas, which is falling into the still-forming planet. The discovery provides new insight into how planets form and evolve.
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    Measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft have been used to improve the most complete digital topographic map of Earth.
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    Scientists have forensically reconstructed the impact of a meteorite on Earth and how debris was hurled from the crater to devastate the surrounding region. The study indicates that giant meteorite impacts may mimic the behaviour of large volcanic eruptions.
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    Observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have discovered an asteroid that will come close enough to Earth to pose a threat.
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    A new study is providing information about how radiation from space can damage life on Earth, and shows that a short gamma ray burst would be more significant than a longer gamma ray bust. If one of these bursts of energy occurred nearby, it could
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