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  • NASA's next Mars mission will carry a 'chemical element reader' that can measure the chemical ingredients in rocks and soil. The instrument is one of many that the Mars Science Laboratory will use to determine if Mars was once habitable for life as we know
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  • NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has pieced together the first portrait of the Solar System - from the inside looking out. The image compliments a similar portrait captured by Voyager 1 and taken from the outside of the Solar System looking inward.
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  • By studying how patterns arise in various systems, a mathematician may show how biological forms are controlled by the laws of physics and not just evolution. The research could provide new information about the history of life on Earth.
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  • By studying how patterns arise in various systems, a mathematician may show how biological forms are controlled by the laws of physics and not just evolution. The research could provide new information about the history of life on Earth.
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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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