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A Dramatic New Crater on Mars
Topic: Mars
Summary: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a spectacular image of a new crater on Mars.

Hangout with Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: At 7pm EST today, gURLs in Space is hosting a Google+ Hangout with HI-SEAS Researcher, Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre.

New Species of Sea Anemone Found in Antarctic Ice
Topic: Extreme Life
Summary: In 2010, a team of scientists discovered a new species of sea anemones beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf. The new anemones are the first known to live in ice.

Weather Map of Distant World Could Shed New Light on Planets
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
Summary: Researchers have mapped the surface of a brown dwarf -- an object larger than a planet and smaller than a star -- for the first time. Studying the weather on a distant world -- where it rains molten iron -- could help scientists to better understand weather patterns in other solar systems.

How Did Early Earth Protect Itself Against The Cold?
Topic: Earth
Summary: Early Earth appears to have had some kind of cold shelter against the weak young Sun, but how exactly did the atmosphere protect the planet?

From One Cell to Many: How Did Multicellularity Evolve?
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: Plant evolutionary biologist Karl Niklas explores the underlying driving forces and constraints that have influenced the evolution of multicellularity.

Moon Mission to Continue
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: NASA has extended the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission for an additional 28 days. LADEE will now make the closest orbit of the lunar surface yet, gathering valuable data from low altitudes in the Moon's thin atmosphere.

Adapting to Acidic Oceans
Topic: Biosphere
Summary: The world's oceans are becoming more acidic, changing in a way that hasn't happened for millions of years. But will marine organisms from tiny coccolithophores to king crabs change along with the waters?

Space Dust Carries Water and Organic Carbon
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: For the first time, scientists have detected water molecules on the surface of interplanetary dust particles. The findings open a new possibility about the delivery of life's ingredients to Earth and potentially elsewhere.

New Technique Could Be Used to Search Space Dust for Life's Ingredients
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: NASA scientists have used advanced technology to study extremely small samples of meteorites for the components of life.

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