Moon to Mars

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    A new study shows that the nutritious value of leafy vegetables grown in space could be increased with bright pulses of light.
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    Researchers have found that some tumors seem to be much less aggressive in the microgravity environment of space compared to their behavior on Earth. This work is the latest in a large body of evidence on how space exploration benefits those of us on Earth.
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    A new study will examine the effect of gravity and radiation on DNA damage and repair. This kind of research not only aims to make space safer for astronauts, but to improve health care for the Earth-bound as well.
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    Scientists have calculated the radiation risk of a trip to Mars. The finding use data provided by NASA's Curiosity rover, and highlight the risks that future human explorers might face.
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    At 7pm EST today, gURLs in Space is hosting a Google+ Hangout with HI-SEAS Researcher, Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre.
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    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.
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    A new study shows that growing up in space can weaken a key part of the immune system in fruit flies.
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    A new study reports how spaceflight alters the activity of a fungal pathogen.
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    Performing scientific field work becomes much harder while enclosed in a spacesuit, with limits placed on vision, hearing, touch and more.
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    A new lunar rover launched from Earth on December 2nd, and is now on its way to the Moon's surface.
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    The final entry on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson. Along with performing EVAs in orbit, Dyson was also the first astronaut to be born after the Apollo missions.
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    Tenth on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Nicole Stott. She performed her EVA from the International Space Station. Stott was also on the crew that holds the record for the longest aquanaut mission in the Aquarius research habitat.
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    Ninth on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Sunita Williams. With seven EVAs beneath her belt, Williams is the reigning queen of spacewalks.
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    Eighth in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. Stefanyshyn-Piper has hung her feet out of the Space Shuttles five separate times in orbit.
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    Data from NASA's GRAIL mission is helping scientists understand how the face of the Moon, and it's distribution of impact basins, was shaped over time.
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