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NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'

Thu Apr 17, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone."



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Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Thu Apr 17, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument, or NESSI, will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets.



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NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine

Thu Apr 17, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



A new self-portrait by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows gleaming solar arrays, thanks to recent help from dust-cleaning winds.



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NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

Wed Apr 16, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



An image taken from orbit around Mars shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at its April 11, 2014, location beside a rock layer that may become the mission's next drilling target.



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New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

Tue Apr 15, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



Did life first arise on Earth in warm, gentle springs on the sea floor? Researchers are putting together the chemical pieces of how this process might have occurred.



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NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Tue Apr 15, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



NASA will host a news teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, April 17, to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.



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Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Tue Apr 15, 2014 01:04 pm MDT



A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming.



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