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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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  • A new technique is helping scientists view precious fossils and share them with researchers all over the world. The technology could aid astrobiologists in their work to understand life's origin, evolution and history on Earth.
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  • Scientists have taken a page from nature when designing tough new robots. Like tadpoles turning into frogs, the new robots change their body forms while learning how to walk. The study might be able to help in developing mobile robots for future exploration missions to
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  • Scientists have discovered that one type of amoebae increases its odds of survival through a rudimentary form of agriculture. The behavior highlights a unique method by which the organisms increase their ability to survive and evolve.
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  • NASA´s NEOWISE mission has completed its survey of small bodies, asteroids and comets, in our solar system. The data will help astrobiologists understand the nature of these space objects and whether or not the Earth is at risk of future impacts.
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