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A Rare Snapshot of a Planetary Construction Site
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
10/29/13
Summary: Astronomers have captured a rare view of a planet-forming disk in an intermediate stage of its evolution. The findings will help revise models of how planets form.

Reading Ancient Climate from Plankton Shells
Topic: Climate
10/29/13
Summary: A new study has shown that a daily record of climate change on Earth is recorded in ancient sea shells.

The Full Palette of Photosynthesis
Topic: Alien Life
10/28/13
Summary: Researchers are collecting together data on photosynthetic pigments from Earth to help imagine the colors of life on other planets.

Defying Gravity, Part 2
Topic: Moon to Mars
10/28/13
Summary: The second in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan. She was the first American woman to step outside of an orbiting spacecraft.

New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes
Topic: Titan
10/27/13
Summary: Cassini has returned new photographs of liquid seas and lakes near the north pole of Titan. The data provides new details about the environment of Titan.

Defying Gravity, Part 1
Topic: Moon to Mars
10/27/13
Summary: A certain A-List actress is now lighting up screens with her depiction of a spacewalk. Here's a look at some of the pioneering women that have taken a big step into the unknown in real life. The first: Svetlana Savitskaya.

Defending the Earth From Asteroids
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
10/26/13
Summary: In a recent event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, astronauts and cosmonauts who have flown for three different space agencies (United States, Russia, and Japan) discussed asteroid detection and deflection.

How the Atmosphere of Mars Turned to Stone
Topic: Mars
10/26/13
Summary: By studying a Mars meteorite, researchers have determined how early Mars changed from having a carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere to the cold, arid it is today.

Defending Earth From Asteroids
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
10/25/13
Summary: Watch the live broadcast of "Defending Earth From Asteroids," starting today at 11:00 EST.

Exoplanets: 1,000 and Counting
Topic: New Planets
10/25/13
Summary: The Extrasolar Planets Catalog now has over 1,000 planets listed in their database. The milestone was reached October 22, and their current count of planets discovered beyond our solar system now sits at 1,010.

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