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  1. Space

    First detection of carbon dioxide in an exoplanet

    Moving one step closer to finding the fingerprints of life in a habitable planet beyond the solar system, astronomers have for the first time detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet.

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  2. Beneath that blazing facade

    Researchers revamp ideas about what’s in the sun.

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  3. Space

    First detection of carbon dioxide in an exoplanet

    Moving one step closer to finding the fingerprints of life in a habitable planet beyond the solar system, astronomers have for the first time detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet.

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  4. Planetary Science

    Small exoplanet discovered

    Astronomers have discovered the smallest planet known that is beyond the solar system and orbits an ordinary parent body.

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  5. Space

    Kepler space telescope finds its first extrasolar planets

    The NASA mission uncovers one Neptune-like and four Jupiter-like bodies.

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  6. Space

    2009 Science News of the Year: Atom & Cosmos

    A post-crash plume kicked up from the moon contained vapor and ice. NASA crashed an unmanned spacecraft into the lunar surface on October 9 in order to analyze the resulting debris for signs of water. Image Credit: NASA Water on the moonThe moon isn’t bone dry: Although planetary scientists had suspected as much for years, […]

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  7. Space

    Saturn’s quadruple play

    Last February, the Hubble Space Telescope captured a portrait of Saturn as four of its moons simultaneously passed in front.

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  8. Astronomy

    Can you hear me now?

    Astronomers reconsider how extraterrestrials could make contact.

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  9. Space

    Atom & Cosmos: Science news of the year, 2008

    Science News writers and editors looked back at the past year's stories and selected a handful as the year's most interesting and important in Atom & Cosmos. Follow hotlinks to the full, original stories.

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  10. Letters

    Impossible view In “Milky Way puts on weight” (SN: 1/31/09, p. 8), you claim to show an image of the Milky Way. This image cannot be real. Worse, it creates misconceptions: As a college educator, I find that most students actually believe NASA has launched probes outside of the Milky Way to take pictures of […]

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  11. Astronomy

    The Star That Ate a Mars

    COVER STORY: Scientists probe debris trapped by white dwarfs to learn more about what faraway Earthlike planets are made of.

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  12. Science & Society

    2008: Science news of the year

    Science News editors and writers survey the top news from the world of science in 2008. The selected stories are featured in this year-end issue, with links to the original, longer stories.

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