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Outburst lights up Comet ISON

Outburst lights up Comet ISON | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Get ready for a stellar show. The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye, according to reports from many observers.... (RT @DrFunkySpoon: Comet ISON now visible to the naked eye!
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Water on Moon's Surface Hints at Water Below

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Water on Moon's Surface Hints at Water Below
Astrobiology News (press release)
Scientists supported by NASA have detected water locked in mineral grains on the Moon. The findings hint at unknown water sources deep below the lunar surface.
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First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet

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Scientists Discover the First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet
Astrobiology News (press release)
Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth.
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Space exploration opens ethical dilemma

Space exploration opens ethical dilemma | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Space exploration opens ethical dilemma Arizona Daily Wildcat In a lecture given last Monday, Christopher Impey, a UA distinguished astronomy professor, discussed the social and ethical implications involved with exploring the universe — namely...
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New Extrasolar Planet in Habitable Zone

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Microlensing Discovers Extrasolar Planet in Habitable Zone
Astrobiology News (press release)
We used Keck adaptive optics observations to identify the first planet discovered by microlensing to lie in or near the habitable zone.
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Antarctica's salt-loving microbes swap DNA - Genetic promiscuity by haloarchaea

Antarctica's salt-loving microbes swap DNA - Genetic promiscuity by haloarchaea | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network
Antarctica's salt-loving microbes swap DNA
Mother Nature Network
The lake haloarchaea reproduce only six times a year, the researchers found.
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Astrobiologists Claim to Have Found Extraterrestrial Life Form Stratosphere

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Astrobiologists Claim to Have Found Extraterrestrial Life Form in Earth's ...
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If Aliens are watching our Tv Signal...

If Aliens are watching our Tv Signal... | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
This chart shows what E.T. has received in radio signal broadcasts over the years.

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Potential for Life on Dwarf Planet Ceres

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Potential for Life on Dwarf Planet Ceres Astrobiology News (press release) Ceres, which orbits the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is a unique body in the Solar System, bearing many similarities to Jupiter's moon Europa and...
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Resurrected protein's clue to origins of life

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BBC News
Resurrected protein's clue to origins of life
BBC News
It is likely that any atmosphere that survived was hot and possibly acidic four billion years ago.
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Mars Rover 2020. Protocols to find life on Mars

Mars Rover 2020. Protocols to find life on Mars | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Mars Rover 2020: Astrobiology and Caching. NASA's planned Mars 2020 rover likely will both continue the astrobiological exploration of Mars begun by the Curiosity rover and provide stepping stones to the next stages of ...
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Pandoraviruses Virus Is New Domain of Life

Pandoraviruses Virus Is New Domain of Life | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Guardian Express
Pandoraviruses Virus Is New Domain of Life
Guardian Express
They are also single-celled organisms, but they can thrive in extreme environmental conditions, which make them extremophiles.
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What's Really Going on in Lake Vostok?

What's Really Going on in Lake Vostok? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
What's Really Going on in Lake Vostok? - ScienceNOW (What's Really Going on in Lake Vostok? http://t.co/l6hjaHwAmb)
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3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems found in Australia

3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems found in Australia | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Evidence of 3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems found in Australia EurekAlert (press release) This work was supported by the NSF Paleobiology and Sedimentary Geology program, NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Exobiology and Evolutionary...
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Role of Carbon in Extrasolar Planetary Geodynamics

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The Role of Carbon in Extrasolar Planetary Geodynamics and Habitability
Astrobiology News (press release)
he proportions of oxygen, carbon and major rock-forming elements (e.g. Mg, Fe, Si) determine a planet's dominant mineralogy.
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An extremely desiccation tolerant cyanobacterium isolated from de Atacama Desert.

An extremely desiccation tolerant cyanobacterium isolated from de Atacama Desert. | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
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Protein Adaptations in Archaeal Extremophiles

Protein Adaptations in Archaeal Extremophiles | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Abstract. Extremophiles, especially those in Archaea, have a myriad of adaptations that keep their cellular proteins stable and active under the extreme conditions in which they live. Rather than having one basic set of adaptations that works ...
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Drilling On Mars with the ExoMars Rover

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Drilling On Mars with the ExoMars Rover
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Name ExoMars (short for Exobiology on Mars), the European rover is a bit smaller than NASA's Curiosity rover. What it lacks in size it makes up for in utility.
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What lies beneath ... evidence of life under the Antarctic ice - The Conversation

What lies beneath ... evidence of life under the Antarctic ice - The Conversation | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
What lies beneath ... evidence of life under the Antarctic ice The Conversation We found no multi-cellular organisms but the fossil DNA showed many different types of bacteria live there including a range of extremophiles – species adapted to the...
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Scientists discover 100000-year-old microbes in Antarctic lake

Scientists discover 100000-year-old microbes in Antarctic lake | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Science Recorder Scientists discover 100000-year-old microbes in Antarctic lake Science Recorder The researchers found fossilized DNA from a variety of extremophiles, organisms that have adapted to the most extreme environments and are able to...
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Chemical Composition of Titan's Dry Lakebed Evaporites

Chemical Composition of Titan's Dry Lakebed Evaporites
Astrobiology News (press release)
Titan, the main satellite of Saturn, has an active cycle of methane in its troposphere.
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Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

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Guardian Express
Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life
Guardian Express
Four billion years ago, ancient thioredoxin may have endured temperatures of more than 110° C, an acidic atmosphere and bombardments of meteorites.
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AstRoMap: European research roadmap for astrobiology http://www.astromap.eu/

AstRoMap: European research roadmap for astrobiology http://www.astromap.eu/ | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
This project aims at facilitating information exchange and networking among the scientific community involved in astrobiology and related planetary science as well as to mobilize experts towards the definition of research ...
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