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Soggy invaders from space

Is there a water shortage out there? It's an important question if you're looking for biology beyond Earth. Experts will tell you that, while other fluids may be able to incubate life (ammonia and liquefied ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Astronomy
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Magnetic complexity begins to untangle

After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere – all the way from the ionosphere about ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Uplifted island

The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.

dateJun 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Automated ion analyzer for space missions

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is scheduled to launch its Eu:CROPIS research satellite into orbit in early 2017. Its purpose is to test a biological life-support system for future human space missions. ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Engineering
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Measuring the mass of a Mars-size exoplanet

Determining the size of an Earth-size exoplanet by the amount of starlight it blocks hundreds of light-years away once was the realm of science fiction. Measuring the mass of such a small planet based on ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Astronomy
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