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Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet Ceres
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
01/23/14
Summary: Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.

Going the Distance: Funding Your Undergraduate Science Education
Topic: Missions
01/23/14
Summary: In this series of blog posts, contributors from gURLs in space offer advice on how to fund an education in the space sciences.

In the Eye of the Beholder
Topic: Mars
01/23/14
Summary: Astrobiologists are developing ‘intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data. Although focused on Mars exploration for the time being, the technology could benefit missions throughout the Solar System.

Soil Microbes Alter DNA in Response to Warming
Topic: Biosphere
01/22/14
Summary: A microbial ecosystem altered its DNA to enhance its ability to handle excess carbon caused by warming, a new study showed.

ALMA Discovers a Formation Site of a Giant Planetary System
Topic: New Planets
01/22/14
Summary: Astronomers have found evidence of a giant planetary system forming around a young star. The study could provide new clues about the origin of such systems.

Going the Distance: Funding your Future in Space
Topic: Missions
01/22/14
Summary: In this series of blog posts, contributors from gURLs in space offer advice on how to fund an education in the space sciences.

The Water Cycle Amplifies Abrupt Climate Change
Topic: Climate
01/21/14
Summary: A new study suggests that changes in the water cycle may have driven climate change at the onset of the Younger Dryas period 12680 years ago.

Public Views on Climate Engineering
Topic: Climate
01/21/14
Summary: A new study shows that the general public does not support the idea of deliberately manipulating Earth's environment to counteract climate change.

Milky Way May Have Formed 'Inside-Out'
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
01/20/14
Summary: New research suggests that stars in the inner regions of the Galactic disc were the first to form, supporting ideas that our Galaxy grew from the inside-out.

Rosetta Spacecraft Waking Up for Final Leg of Comet Landing
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
01/20/14
Summary: Rosetta will be the first to orbit and land a probe on a comet.

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