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Discovery of worm mile below Earth opens up new possibilities

Halicephalobus mephisto, a new species of roundworm has been found deep in the earth, a mile below the Earth’s surface. This discovery has opened up new possibilities of existence of life in those places where earlier it was thought that only bacteria and other like organisms could exist. Researchers, led by Gaetan Borgonie of Belgium’s Ghent University said that these results reveal that the deep ecosystems are in reality more complex than what one expects them to be.

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Endeavour prepares for home journey

After being in space for 16 days and staying aloft, six crew members of Endeavour are preparing themselves for return to Earth. This was the final mission for the 30-year old NASA's space shuttle

After more than 15 days in space, the six crew members of the Endeavour made final preparations to return to Earth Wednesday on its final mission and the next-to-final mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.

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NASA to Launch New Science Mission to Asteroid in 2016

The name of the vessel that will journey four years to an asteroid, chip off some rock samples and them collect them back to our planet as declared by NASA will be OSIRIS-Rex.

The vessel scheduled to be launched in the year 2016 is the masterpiece creation of the scientists working at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab. They have also come up with the cool name that has been given to the vessel.

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Nasa aim to send robot spacecraft to asteroid

On Wednesday NASA has announced that it has been planning to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid by the year 2016 so that this would help the scientists to discover how life began.

This spacecraft is estimated to be of $800 million and it will have the feature that will call on a robot to collect pieces of the asteroid and do the work. Moreover this will be the first U. S. mission which will carry asteroid samples back to Earth.

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List of top 10 species revealed

The list of this year's Top 10 New Species has been released by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University along with a committee of taxonomists.

In it there is a pancake-shaped batfish, a leech with titanic teeth found inside a human's nose and an iron-eating bacterium. All these three have been able to make it to the top this time.

What is unique about the present list is that all the 10 new species come from different parts of the world.

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