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 2018-01-21 17:00 

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Progenitors of the living world...

RNA was probably the first informational molecule. Now LMU chemists have demonstrated that alternation of wet and dry conditions could have sufficed to drive the prebiotic synthesis of the RNA nucleosides found in all domains of life....

 2018-01-20 05:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Jupiter, with Jared Espley...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to planetary scientist Dr Jared Espley of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center....

 2018-01-19 17:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Jupiter, with Jared Espley...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to planetary scientist Dr Jared Espley of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center....

 2018-01-18 05:00 

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Meteorites Brought Water To Earth During the First Two Million Years...

Earth began to receive water from space even before our planet had fully formed....

 2018-01-17 23:32 

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Cassini Finds Saturn Moon Has 'Sea Level' Like Earth...

Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar....

 2018-01-16 17:00 

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No Planets Needed: NASA Study Shows Disk Patterns Can Self-Generate...

When scientists searching for exoplanets first spotted patterns in disks of dust and gas around young stars, they thought newly formed planets might be the cause....

 2018-01-15 18:14 

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Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth...

Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients for life....

 2018-01-14 17:00 

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Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System...

Caltech staff scientist Jessie Christiansen is a founder of a citizen-scientist project called Exoplanet Explorers....

 2018-01-13 22:15 

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Steep Slopes on Mars Reveal Structure of Buried Ice...

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars' surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes....

 2018-01-12 05:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Mars, Part 2, with Michael Meyer...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to the MAVEN mission's Principal Investigator Brice Jakosky and NASA's leading Mars scientist, Michael Meyer....

 2018-01-11 17:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Mars, with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to the MAVEN mission's Principal Investigator Brice Jakosky and NASA's leading Mars scientist, Michael Meyer....

 2018-01-10 16:59 

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Planets around other stars are like peas in a pod...

A study of 909 planets and 355 stars reveals that, unlike our solar system, other planetary systems are distinguished by strict regularity....

 2018-01-08 05:00 

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Pond Scum Explains Evolution Of First Animals...

Earliest animals evolved on seafloor microbial mats....

 2018-01-07 17:00 

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Special star is a Rosetta Stone for understanding the sun's variability and climate effect...

A new study of a star almost identical to the Sun brings us closer to understanding the physical mechanism behind the solar cycle, and could help us understand how the Sun affects our climate....

 2018-01-06 16:51 

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NASA's Webb Telescope to Investigate Mysterious Brown Dwarfs...

Astronomers are hopeful that the powerful infrared capability of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will resolve a puzzle as fundamental as stargazing itself — what IS that dim light in the sky?...

 2018-01-05 17:00 

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Which came first: Complex life or high atmospheric oxygen?...

Deep ocean basalts record 3.5-billion-year history of oceanic and atmospheric oxygen levels....

 2018-01-04 17:00 

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Cellular division strategy shared across all domains of life...

Archaea, bacteria, and eukarya use the same mechanism to maintain size...

 2018-01-03 05:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: the Moon, with Sarah Noble, Part 2...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to planetary geologist Sarah Noble about the Moon...

 2018-01-02 20:49 

Astrobiology Magazine

Gravity Assist Podcast: the Moon, with Sarah Noble, Part 1...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to planetary geologist Sarah Noble about the Moon....

 2018-01-01 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Possibility of Silicon-Based Life Grows...

Mutant enzymes evolved organo-silicon molecules new to science....

 2017-12-31 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Could Dark Streaks in Venus' Clouds Be Microbial Life?...

Russian and U.S. scientists explore mission to Venus' sulfur clouds to look for life....

 2017-12-30 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Microbes Could Survive Thin Air of Mars...

Extremely low atmospheric pressures not a game changer for life....

 2017-12-29 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered...

ESO's HARPS instrument finds Earth-mass exoplanet around Ross 128....

 2017-12-28 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Hubble Observes Exoplanet that Snows Sunscreen...

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a blistering hot planet outside our solar system where it "snows" sunscreen....

 2017-12-27 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10 Recurring Martian Streaks: Flowing Sand, Not Water?...

Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that previously were described as possible signs of flowing water have steep slopes that are better matches to dry flow processes....

 2017-12-26 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Welcome to TRAPPIST-1...

If you were standing on TRAPPIST-1D looking out at the other six planets in your system, they would look large - something like our moon does to us - but be moving much faster....

 2017-12-25 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Tides Could Be Source of Heat On Icy Moons...

Far from the Sun's warmth, distant moons have tidal energy that could fuel life....

 2017-12-24 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: How phosphorus helped oxygenate Earth's atmosphere...

The slow rate at which phosphorus was recycled in Earth's ancient oceans could have stalled the oxygenation of the atmosphere....

 2017-12-23 17:00 

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Astrobiology Top 10: Lack of Oxygen Not a Showstopper For Life...

Microbes in hot springs capture energy with low-energy types of oxidants....

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