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History of Astrobiology. Read about Life in Early Solar System, Life’s Building Blocks Form In Replicated Deep Sea Vents, Hunt for 9th Planet Revealing Extremely Distant Solar System Objects, Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star, Is Enceladus’ Ocean friendly to life and more.

  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2010. At number 6 are the experiments prompted by a surprise from NASA´s Phoenix Mars Lander suggesting that soil examined by NASA´s Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building blocks of
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2010. At number 7 is the first analysis of the atmosphere of a super-Earth orbiting a distant star. Observations suggest that the atmosphere is mostly water in the form of steam, thick clouds or hazes.
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2010. At number 8, the cancellation of the Constellation program and NASA's new plans to work with commercial space developers in order to maintain human access to space. (Originally published 2/2/2010).
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2010. At number 9 is a story about how NASA's WISE telescope could settle the argument about whether our Sun has a companion star (nicknamed 'Nemesis.') (Originally published 3/11/2010).
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2010. At number 10 is a study that could one day help scientists determine how long viruses have existed on Earth. (Originally published on September 06, 2010).
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  • The 2010 Astrobiology Science Conference was a wild rodeo of ideas, debates, and scientific discovery. Although there was far too much science presented over four days to cover in full, this round-up provides a few highlights.
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  • Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, has revealed intricate details of the gas giant planet and its moons -- but many mysteries remain.
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  • Six years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn. Scientists are celebrating the data and detailed images the mission has provided of the planet, its famous rings, and its many moons.
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  • America´s ambition to explore space has not come without a human cost. The decisions being made today about our future in space depend on lessons learned from past tragedies.
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  • AM is highlighting the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2009. Our top story of the year was the discovery of large amounts of water ice on the Moon. The water will be a vital resource for astronauts as NASA develops a permanent lunar outpost.
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