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    A new book details the protective clothing worn by humans at the edge of space. Pressure suits and spacesuits have allowed us to explore the edge of Earth's atmosphere and beyond, and will continue to play a major role on future missions.
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    NASA has announced an asteroid naming contest for students. The winner will name an asteroid from which the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission will return samples to Earth.
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    A new study based on studies of the geological and fossil record of Earth suggests that biodiversity generally increases as our planet warms.
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    Small patches of ice could make up at most five to ten percent of material in walls of Shackleton crater on the Moon.
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    The Japanese space agency is preparing for a second attempt at collecting material from an asteroid in an attempt to search for clue about how life began on Earth.
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    NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission has launched from Cape Canaveral. The twin-spacecraft mission will study the radiation belts, providing important information about the connections between the Sun and the Earth.
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    Planetary science is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt. Since 1992, more than 1,000 objects have been discovered in this distant region of our solar system.
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    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill.
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    A new study on the number of microbes living in ocean sediments has produced a result much lower than previous estimates. Even so, the new estimate is still staggering.
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    Astronomers have found clear evidence that the exoplanet known as KIC 12557548 is slowly falling apart. The planet has a massive dust tail, similar to a comet's tail, and is the only known exoplanet of its kind.
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    Why do bigger creatures tend to have longer lifespans? A new theory suggests that this biological mystery could be explained by a physical law called the Constructal Law.
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    Astronomers have found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours.
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    The following is a statement from the Armstrong family regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82.
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    Thirty-five years ago, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft, the first Voyager spacecraft to launch, departed on a journey that would make it the longest-operating NASA spacecraft ever.
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    A new study suggests that studying the cracks and crevices in ice crystals could revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.
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