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 2018-12-09 17:00 

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Not in the DNA: Epigenetics discovered in single-celled archaea...

Researchers have found revolutionary evidence that an evolutionary phenomenon at work in complex organisms is at play in their single-celled, extreme-loving counterparts, too....

 2018-12-08 17:00 

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Helium exoplanet inflated like a balloon, research shows...

Astronomers have discovered a distant planet with an abundance of helium in its atmosphere, which has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon....

 2018-12-08 14:00 

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Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation...

The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to new research....

 2018-12-07 20:02 

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Combination of Space-based and Ground-based Telescopes Reveals more than 100 Exoplanets...

An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets in only three months....

 2018-12-07 19:35 

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Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust...

"Super-Earths4; and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests....

 2018-12-06 20:33 

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Protein in a microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments...

Scientists discovered a protein that modifies a microbe's membrane and helps it survive in hot, acidic environments, proving a long-standing hypothesis that these structures have a protective effect....

 2018-12-05 21:16 

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday....

 2018-12-04 15:30 

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The Water in Saturn's Rings and Satellites is Like That on Earth Except for Saturn's Moon Phoebe, Which is Out of This World...

Scientists have found that the water in Saturn's rings and satellites is unexpectedly like water on the Earth, except on Saturn's moon Phoebe, where the water is more unusual than on any other object so far studied in the Solar System....

 2018-12-03 14:35 

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Mars New Home 'a Large Sandbox'...

With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is busy learning more about the spacecraft's landing site....

 2018-12-01 17:50 

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NASA's Fermi Traces the History of Starlight Across the Cosmos...

Scientists using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have measured all the starlight produced over 90 percent of the universe's history....

 2018-11-30 19:00 

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Hubble uncovers thousands of globular star clusters scattered among galaxies...

Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to do a comprehensive census of some of its most diminutive members: a whopping 22,426 globular star clusters found to date....

 2018-11-30 15:14 

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A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts...

A team of international scientists has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet Saturn....

 2018-11-29 20:00 

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New study reveals common table salt may have been crucial for the origins of life...

One of the most fundamental unexplained questions in modern science is how life began....

 2018-11-29 19:25 

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NASA Hears MarCO CubeSats Loud and Clear from Mars...

MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, took this image of Mars from about 4,700 miles (7,600 kilometers) away during its flyby of the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018....

 2018-11-28 16:22 

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Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too...

Scientists have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources to survive and grow....

 2018-11-27 14:00 

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NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath...

NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile journey from Earth....

 2018-11-26 14:20 

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What Two Planetary Siblings Can Teach Us About Life...

InSight won't be looking for life on Mars. But studying its insides could help scientists better understand how a planet's starting materials make it more or less likely to support life....

 2018-11-25 14:00 

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NASA's Lucy in the Sky with ... Asteroids?...

A little over 4 billion years ago, the planets in our solar system coexisted with vast numbers of small rocky or icy objects orbiting the Sun....

 2018-11-25 00:00 

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Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers...

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered....

 2018-11-24 21:11 

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EXOPLANET MISSION LAUNCH SLOT ANNOUNCED...

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, CHEOPS, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch....

 2018-11-23 21:00 

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Odd bodies, rapid spins keep cosmic rings close...

Forget those shepherding moons. Gravity and the odd shapes of asteroid Chariklo and dwarf planet Haumea small objects deep in our solar system can be credited for forming and maintaining their own rings, according new research....

 2018-11-23 17:13 

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Cosmic serpent...

ESO's VLT captures details of an elaborate serpentine system sculpted by colliding stellar winds....

 2018-11-22 18:18 

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Mars moon got its grooves from rolling stones, study suggests...

Computer models shine a light on the origin of the Mars moon Phobos' distinctive grooves....

 2018-11-22 03:25 

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Study brings new climate models of small star TRAPPIST 1's seven intriguing worlds...

New research from a University of Washington-led team of astronomers gives updated climate models for the seven planets around the star TRAPPIST-1....

 2018-11-20 23:00 

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'True polar wander' may have caused ice age...

Scientists use Hawaiian hot spot to study movement of Earth's poles....

 2018-11-20 17:00 

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International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice...

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland....

 2018-11-20 00:00 

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NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover...

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team ...

 2018-11-19 20:38 

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Kepler Telescope Bids 'Goodnight' with Final Commands...

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 15, NASA's Kepler space telescope received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth....

 2018-11-18 17:00 

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Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars...

Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes and seas....

 2018-11-18 14:00 

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New Arecibo Observatory Message Challenge Announced...

In 1974, the Arecibo Observatory made history by beaming the most powerful radio message into deep space ever made....

 2018-11-18 00:19 

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The Most Luminous Galaxy Is Eating Its Neighbors...

The most luminous galaxy ever discovered is cannibalizing not one, not two, but at least three of its smaller neighbors, according to a new study....

 2018-11-17 21:18 

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For arid, Mars-like desert, rain brings death...

When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death....

 2018-11-16 19:00 

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New study reveals connection between climate, life and the movement of continents...

A new study by The University of Texas at Austin has demonstrated a possible link between life on Earth and the movement of continents....

 2018-11-16 16:08 

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Astronomers find possible elusive star behind supernova...

Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data....

 2018-11-15 23:00 

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NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua...

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system....

 2018-11-15 19:42 

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Super-earth discovered orbiting the sun's famous stellar neighbor...

lanet orbits Barnard's star, the closest single star to the sun....

 2018-11-14 15:33 

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The first rains in centuries in the Atacama Desert devastate its microbial life...

The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years. But this situation has changed in the last three years....

 2018-11-13 21:01 

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Washboard and Fluted Terrains on Pluto as Evidence for Ancient Glaciation...

A letter by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White focuses one of the most enigmatic landforms yet seen on Pluto....

 2018-11-12 17:00 

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Plants have the edge in the search for life beyond Earth...

How light reflected by vegetation, varying through time, is a strong biosignature....

 2018-11-12 14:11 

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ESA'S GRAVITY-MAPPER REVEALS RELICS OF ANCIENT CONTINENTS UNDER ANTARCTIC ICE...

It was five years ago this month that ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarcti...

 2018-11-11 20:00 

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Cosmic Collisions: SOFIA Unravels the Mysterious Formation of Star Clusters...

The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have had dozens or even hundreds of stellar siblings a star cluster but these early companions are now scattered throughout our Milky Way galaxy. Although the remnan...

 2018-11-11 16:04 

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Aging a flock of stars in the Wild Duck Cluster...

Astronomers found that the way almost 3,000 stars in one of the richest star clusters move belies their true ages, which has helped solve a long-standing puzzle about how stars evolve....

 2018-11-11 01:11 

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Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars...

Academics transform photo of landmark Mars sunrise into a piece of music....

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