Retrospections

  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2010. At number 2 is the discovery of a planet with three times the mass of Earth orbiting in its star's "habitable zone." Following the announcement, doubts were raised about whether the new planet really exists.
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2010. At number 3, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirms that the Hayabusa spacecraft has successfully returned samples from the asteroid Itokawa. (Originally published 11/21/2010)
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2010. At number 3, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirms that the Hayabusa spacecraft has successfully returned samples from the asteroid Itokawa. (Originally published 11/21/2010)
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  • Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2010. At number 4 is the flyby of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI spacecraft. The images it captured show a peanut-shaped nucleus with many jets of gas spewing from its surface. (Originally published 11/05/2010
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  • Astrobiology Top 10: Trapped Rover Finds Evidence of Water on Mars
    Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2010. At number 5 is evidence from NASA's Spirit rover that water trickled into the subsurface of Mars fairly recently. (Originally published 10/30/2010)
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  • 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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