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NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth
NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.  This week NASA convened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars. The new group is known as the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS), and its official goal is "to provide a synthesized approach in the search for planets with the greatest potential for signs of life," according to Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA. The team is made of researchers from about 20 different fields including Earth scientists, planetary scientists, astrophysicists and...

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