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  • Roses for the Red Planet
    Scientists discuss the importance and the possible risks of seeding the Red Planet.
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  • Study Doubles Number of Potential Earth-Like Planets
    The standard model for the formation of rocky planets like Earth appears to be on solid ground even when applied to systems in which two stars orbit each other, according to a new study.
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  • Life without Volcanic Heat
    An 18-story undersea vent off the Atlantic, near what has been called the 'Lost City', has recently revealed itself as ripe with exotic microbial life.
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  • Uranus and Neptune – and the Origin of Life on Earth
    Constraints on the giant planets and birth aggregates of the solar system.
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  • Focus on Europa
    Scientists from a variety of disciplines met recently to consider the possibility of life on Europa, and to plan how to look for it.
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  • Rare Canadian Meteorite Tagged as First of Its Kind Found on Earth
    In a triumph for space geology, a team of scientists said they found a rare meteorite, it's the first of its kind to be found on Earth -- a dark and rare type called a D asteroid.
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  • Living on Fools Gold
    Reseachers study chemolithotrophic bacteria that survive by getting its energy by oxidizing pyrite, also known as "fool's gold".
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  • Return to the Red Planet
    On Saturday, April 7, NASA's next mission to Mars is set to launch. The 2001 Mars Odyssey will investigate the history of water on the Red Planet.
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  • Finding Distant Worlds
    We know that there are at least 75 planets outside our own solar system, orbiting their distant stars. Although we have never seen any of these planets with our own eyes, several different techniques exist to detect these extrasolar planets.
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  • Bugs From Hell
    Geochemists and microbiologists are delving into the details of extreme biochemistry deep within the Earth, where chemical and metabolic processes go at glacial pace, and life appears to be completely disconnected from the photosynthesis-based biological cycles that dominate surface life.
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