Solar System

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    New findings support the theory that a climate-altering cosmic impact that occurred some 13,000 years ago.
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    In this interview, NASA atmospheric scientist Pawan Bhartia discusses what it was like to play a role an 'unparalleled environmental success story' - the discovery and stabilization of Earth's ozone hole.
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    Astronomers have spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars. The findings show that planets can form in dense stellar environments.
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  • Opportunity Finds a New Batch of Blueberries
    Eight years after discovering 'blueberries' on Mars, the Opportunity rover has found a different type of spherule on the martian surface. They resemble previous 'blueberries', but are densely packed in an unusual rock outcrop.
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    NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock.
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    An amateur astronomer reported the visual detection of a fireball on Jupiter at 11:35 UT on September 10 2012.
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    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided evidence of carbon dioxide snowfall on Mars.
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    In this interview, Chris McKay describes how he’ll use two of Curiosity Rover’s instruments: he’ll help determine what ChemCam should focus its laser on, and then compare the organic analysis by the SAM instrument to what was measured by the Mars Viking mission, and also
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    Methane on Mars has been taken as an indication that the planet could be geologically or biologically active. The origin of Mars methane is unknown, but a new theory suggests an unexpected source - dust storms and dust devils.
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    New research hints that some clays on Mars may have formed in a way that does not involve soil interacting with standing water, or water bubbling up from hydrothermal vents.
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    In this interview, NASA scientist Danny Glavin describes how NASA’s Curiosity rover will be used to determine if the building blocks of life could have survived on the surface of Mars.
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    New research has revealed that bacteria can have social structures similar to plants and animals. The study provides new insight into mechanisms that could effect the evolution of life on Earth.
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    On Mars’s poles there are ice caps of ice and dust with layers that reflect to past climate variations on Mars. Researchers have related the layers in the ice cap on Mars’s north pole to variations in solar insolation on Mars, thus establishing the first
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    After driving more than a football field’s length since landing, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is spending several days preparing for full use of the tools on its arm.
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    ESA's Mars Express has returned to its primary mission after providing support for the landing of the Curiosity rover. The spacecraft has returned deep views into the martian crust within the walls of Hadley Crater, providing insight into the history of Mars's climate.
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