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  • Earth's Leaky Atmosphere
    Using satellite observations, scientists have discovered why the Earth is constantly leaking oxygen into space. The finding provides insight into the mechanisms behind oxygen loss on our planet.
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  • Earth’s Leaky Atmosphere
    Using satellite observations, scientists have discovered why the Earth is constantly leaking oxygen into space. The finding provides insight into the mechanisms behind oxygen loss on our planet.
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  • Recycling a Solar Satellite
    NASA has extended the SORCE satellite mission until 2012. The satellite will now be able help scientists resolve predictions about the upcoming solar cycle peak and it's influence on Earth's climate.
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  • Setting Stars Reveal Secrets
    Watching stars set behind a planet from space can reveal unique details about the planet's atmosphere. Researchers at ESA are using orbiting spacecraft to learn about the atmospheres of Earth, Mars and Venus.
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  • Ballooning to the Sun
    A solar telescope has been successfully launched to 120,000 feet using a balloon larger than a Boeing 747. The technology will be used in 2009 to launch polar balloon flights that will view details of the Sun's surface and collect data concerning the Sun's influence
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  • Cluster Maps Convection
    By mapping convection cells in Earth's magnetic field for the first time, scientists have shown that the behavior of the cells is linked to solar activity. The activity of our Sun has profound implications for the habitability of Earth, and studying this connection can help
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  • Argon Provides Atmospheric Clues
    New studies on how gases are expelled from the Earth may change the way scientists view atmospheric formation on the Earth, Mars and Venus. Studying the dynamics of Earth's atmosphere is essential in understanding what makes our planet habitable today.
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  • Sunspots Bring Rain?
    Scientists have revealed a connection between solar activity and periods of heavy rain in East Africa. The findings show one way in which changes in the Solar System environment can directly affect life on Earth.
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  • Can a Biosphere Be Selfish?
    In this book review of "Scientists Debate Gaia," Charley Lineweaver discusses what astrobiology and the Gaia hypothesis have in common. Both are trying to recognize new forms of life by seeking universal connections between different kinds of systems.
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  • Earth’s Magnetic Cocoon
    Researchers have found that the Earth's magnetic field was nearly as strong 3.2 billion years ago as it is today, which suggests that even in its earliest stages the Earth was protected from the solar wind. The findings of are immense interest to astrobiologists.
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