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  • Finding Nemo 2: Nameless Creatures
    This multipart chronicle follows this summer's voyage to discover new deep-sea species. The joint Australian and New Zealand expedition sought to catalog what has never been seen before: the ocean web of organisms that sustain themselves in some of our planet's most extreme environments.
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  • Finding Nemo I: Originating Species
    This multipart chronicle follows this summer's voyage to discover new deep-sea species. The joint Australian and New Zealand expedition sought to catalog what has never been seen before: the ocean web of organisms that sustain themselves in some of our planet's most extreme environments.
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  • Enigmatic Martian Gullies
    One of the intriguing surface features on Mars is the carved drainage ditches or gullies. These regions show some of the best evidence of a fluid past on an otherwise dry and cold planet. Finding gullies is still a relatively difficult task, given that a
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  • Titan Look at Saturn
    Only about three times a century can terrestrial observers get good view of underside or southern tilt of Saturn's rings. The Hubble Space Telescope capture seasonal change, and gives a preview of what might be in store when a lander attempts to penetrate biochemically-rich atmosphere
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  • Bridging the Gap: Part III
    Renowned physicist, Freeman Dyson, has proposed some of the most compelling concepts for space explorations. These range from a theory of life's origins--the "double-origin hypothesis"--which posits two separate creatures at the beginning, one replicating and the other metabolizing.
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  • Discovering New Worlds
    Few modern scientific adventures can rival what is currently the task of those discovering new planets. While most of the hundred or so new worlds found so far have been found using the planet's inferred influence on its parent star's gravitational wobble, a few have
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  • Surveying the Scene – Martian Style
    After the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, land in January 2004, they'll take their first look around, literally, with their Pancam imaging system, a pair of cameras capable of panning 360-degrees around the rover's mast. Pancam will make the sharpest pictures yet of Mars'
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  • Reading Rosetta
    The first mission to land a man-made object on surface of comet is slated for launch early next year. The mission, called Rosetta, seeks to understand mysterious nature of these icy rocks. Scientists have a number of challenges in accomplishing this feat, not least of
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  • Brown Dwarf Detectives
    Studying the chemical fingerprints, or spectra, from fifty brown dwarf stars has revealed not only features of why such failed stars (about the size of Jupiter) are hard to find, but also some guesses as to why they may outnumber the visible stars in our
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  • Infrared Telescope Powers Up
    The Infrared Space Telescope has snapped it first image and transmitted the 'aliveness' test back to Earth. This sun-circling observatory will help astronomers probe the primordial universe, since most of the remnants of that epoch are now more available in infrared.
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