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  • For the first time, scientists have demonstrated a version of the Doppler effect at an extremely small level - the rotation of an individual molecule. Rotational Doppler effect is used to determine the rotational velocity of planets and could now help study the properties of
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  • Scientists have developed a new method to visualize microbial interactions. The research could have numerous implications in studying microbial life on Earth and beyond.
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  • NASA recently selected 20 small satellites to fly as auxiliary cargo aboard rockets that are planned to launch in 2011 and 2012. The 'CubeSats' include the ExoPlanetSat, which will aid in the search for Earth-like planets by monitoring a single star.
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  • New images of the Nili Fossae region are helping scientists understand unique geological features in the area. Methane in Mars' atmosphere is enhanced over Nili Fossae, leading some scientists to believe that the gas is produced there. The origins of the Mars methane could be
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  • By analyzing seawater, scientists have unlocked information that may lead to a deeper understanding of a diverse range of organisms.
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  • Scientists have discovered a new mineral, krotite, which is one of hte earliest minerals formed in our solar system. The finding could help astrobiologists understand how the Solar System formed and evolved, leading to conditions for a habitable Earth.
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  • The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed tests of a new spacesuit and robotic explorer in the Mars-like terrain of Spain's Rio Tinto mines.
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  • Three science investigations of interest to astrobiology are being considered for a 2016 NASA mission: to look at Mars' interior; study an extraterrestrial sea on Titan; or study a comet's nucleus in detail.
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  • Comet Elenin is making a trip through the inner-solar system this fall. Its voyage will give scientists a chance to study how the comet is effected as it passes near the Sun.
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  • Comet Elenin is making a trip through the inner-solar system this fall. Its voyage will give scientists a chance to study how the comet is effected as it passes near the Sun.
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