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    A new model could indicate whether an exoplanet has a light but extended atmosphere, or a relatively thin and heavy atmosphere. This knowledge could help refine the targets in the search for planets like Earth capable of sustaining life.
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    Heavy elements – ‘metals’ in astronomer-speak – are created within stars and then spewed out across the cosmos by supernovae. Scientists are now asking: when did the Universe have enough metals to start building planets?
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    Can the Square Kilometer Array – a network of thousands of radio antennas to be based in South Africa and Australia -- be used to hunt for extraterrestrial signals?
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    Jupiter is often credited for shielding Earth from catastrophic asteroid and comet impacts. But new simulations of the influence of gas giant planets in solar systems casts doubt on Jupiter’s reputation as Earth’s protector.
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    In the search for life elsewhere, many studies focus on finding liquid water. But what if life could exist with some other solvent? Saturn´s smoggy moon Titan makes scientists question the possibilities for methane-based life in the galaxy.
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    Na busca por vida em outros lugares, muitos estudos focam em encontrar água líquida. Mas e se a vida pudesse existir com algum outro solvente? Titã, a lua enevoada de Saturno faz os cientistas questionarem as possibilidades para a vida baseada em metano na galáxia.
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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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