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  • 'Astronauts' aboard a simulated mission to Mars have made their first steps on the surface of 'Mars.' The Mars500 project is helping scientists understand the difficulties of designing a human Mars mission. Many astrobiologists hope that human explorers on the surface of Mars will one
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  • 'Astronauts' aboard a simulated mission to Mars have made their first steps on the surface of 'Mars.' The Mars500 project is helping scientists understand the difficulties of designing a human Mars mission. Many astrobiologists hope that human explorers on the surface of Mars will one
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  • Researchers have discovered a fossilized dinosaur bone that raises questions about the theory that the age of dinosaurs ended between 65.5 and 66 million years ago. The discovery could change our understanding of the timeline of life's evolution on Earth.
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  • NASA has released new images from the Stardust spacecraft's encounter with the comet Tempel 1. One set of images shows a new crater that was formed by the impact of the 2005 Deep Impact mission.
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  • New technology may make finding life on Mars easier. According to new research, adding a laser and ion funnel to a mass spectrometer, a rover could directly analyze materials on Mars without directly handling the samples.
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  • NASA's Stardust spacecraft is hurtling toward a Valentine's Day encounter with a second comet. Stardust flew within 150 miles of comet Wild 2 in 2004, and now has its 'heart' set on comet Tempel 1.
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  • Measuring the Sun’s Role on Climate
    Scientists have made a major step forward in accurately determining the amount of energy that the Sun provides to Earth. Much of Earth's biosphere depends on the Sun's life-giving energy. Studying the links between the Sun and life on Earth is essential in understanding life's
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  • Measuring the Sun's Role on Climate
    Scientists have made a major step forward in accurately determining the amount of energy that the Sun provides to Earth. Much of Earth's biosphere depends on the Sun's life-giving energy. Studying the links between the Sun and life on Earth is essential in understanding life's
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  • Scientists have demonstrated how a member of the animal kingdom is able to convert the Sun's energy into electric power. The discovery highlights a previously unknown connection between the Sun and life on Earth, and shows yet another unique way in which organisms can adapt
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  • Researchers have reached a milestone depth of 3,331 meters while drilling in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide. Drilling into the ice will allow scientists to investigate 100,000 years of Earth climate history.
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