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    NASA’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers landed on Mars in January of 2004 to begin their 90-day primary mission on the red planet. Ten years later, the Opportunity rover is still returning data from the surface.
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    As 2013 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year's top stories. At number 7, astrobiologists had revealed new information about the structure of RNA molecules found in the ribosome of cells. (Originally published on 10/07/13)
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    A recent set of publications highlight findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover during its first four months on Mars. The studies provide new insight into the origin of water trapped in Mars soil, and the history of the martian environment at Curiosity’s landing site in Gale
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    Scientists have performed a detailed analysis of the biochemistry that allows microbes to survive in extreme cold on the ocean floor around methane seeps.
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    Scientists have discovered a new, previously unidentified microbe living in spacecraft assembly clean rooms in Florida and South America.
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    Astrobiologists have revealed new information about the structure of RNA molecules found in the ribosome of cells. The study indicates that long-accepted models of ribosomal RNA, which are used to study how ribosomes function, require some major updating.
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    The Astrobiology Program has completed the first phase of development for the next Astrobiology Roadmap. Over 500 participants joined in webinars and discussions that will shape the future of astrobiology research at NASA. Today, experts will gather for a workshop to discuss the results of
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    The NASA Astrobiology Program is now outlining the new 2013 Astrobiology Roadmap, which charts future directions for astrobiology research and technology development at the organization. The process has begun with a series of webinars and online discussions, and a call is out to the astrobiology
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    Last week, reports began to emerge that scientists had discovered a previously unknown bacteria in samples from Antarctica’s Lake Vostok. Word quickly spread throughout the blogosphere, but the bacteria in question is likely just a contaminant.
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    Dos investigadores de la NASA y la Universidad de Columbia, Emmi Yonekura y Tim Hall, están construyendo un modelo estadístico de tifones que puede generar rápidamente millones de tifones sintéticos desde su nacimiento hasta su terminación, y cuyas propiedades estadísticas coinciden con las de cientos
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    NASA researchers are constructing a statistical typhoon model that can quickly generate millions of synthetic typhoons from birth through termination. Their work could provide new details about the climate of Earth, and what the future may hold for life on our planet.
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    Researchers are providing new information about the ‘diet’ of microorganisms on the early Earth. By studying 3.45-billion-year-old rocks, the team uncovered clues about ancient microbial metabolism.
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    In November of 2011, NASA's O/OREOS nanosatellite carried microorganisms into low-Earth orbit. The mission is now providing astrobiologists with valuable information about how the stresses of space affect life's ability to survive beyond our planet.
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    Photosynthesis maintains Earth's habitability for life as we know it, and shapes the way we search for habitable worlds around distant stars. Scientists have discovered a microbe that can use low-energy light to perform photosynthesis. This discovery could alter theories about the types of
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    La fotosíntesis mantiene la habitabilidad de la Tierra para la vida tal como la conocemos, y nuestro conocimiento de este proceso biológico condiciona la forma en que buscamos mundos habitables alrededor de estrellas distantes. Ahora los científicos han descubierto un microbio que puede utilizar
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