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 2018-06-24 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Better model of water under extreme conditions could aid understanding of Earth's mantle...

Deep inside the Earth exist pockets of water, but the liquid there isn't like the water on the surface....

 2018-06-23 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time...

Search considered successful "dress rehearsal" for exoplanet hunter TESS....

 2018-06-22 16:00 

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Climbing the Ladder to Life Detection...

A team from NASA's Astrobiology Program has developed the "Ladder of Life Detection," a guide for researchers where each rung represents a key attribute of life....

 2018-06-21 16:00 

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Martian Dust Storm Grows Global: Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Haze...

A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations....

 2018-06-21 04:00 

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A bacterium in an acidic, hot volcanic lake may hold clues to life on ancient Mars...

A group of microbes found in a highly acidic, hot, mineral-rich volcanic lake in Central America may give us clues about life on ancient Mars....

 2018-06-20 14:49 

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Hunting molecules to find new planets...

An international team of astronomers led by UNIGE makes planets visible by detecting molecules on their surface....

 2018-06-19 16:00 

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Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life...

Names of recently discovered Ediacaran era fossil animals honor President Barack Obama and Sir David Attenborough...

 2018-06-18 16:00 

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Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation...

Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock formation, a new study finds....

 2018-06-18 13:34 

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Iron-rich minerals on Mars could contain life's fatty acids...

Ancient microbial life on Mars could have left evidence of its existence trapped inside iron-rich minerals exposed to acidic water....

 2018-06-17 18:39 

Astrobiology Magazine

Long suspected theory about the moon holds water...

Scientists have discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa....

 2018-06-16 16:00 

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NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science...

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half....

 2018-06-15 16:00 

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Trio of infant planets discovered around newborn star...

Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296....

 2018-06-14 16:00 

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Organics on Ceres may be more abundant than originally thought...

A new analysis of data from NASA's Dawn mission suggests that organic matter may exist in surprisingly high concentrations on the dwarf planet's surface....

 2018-06-14 12:00 

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Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth...

New research has shown that reactions of alpha-hydroxy acids, similar to the alpha-amino acids that make up modern proteins, form large polymers easily under conditions presumed prevalent on early Earth....

 2018-06-13 16:00 

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New NASA Position to Focus on Exploration of Moon, Mars and Worlds Beyond...

NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is taking a giant leap focusing the agency's exploration of the Moon, Mars and our Solar System....

 2018-06-12 14:15 

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The true power of the solar wind...

The effects of solar wind bombardment are in some cases much more drastic than previously thought....

 2018-06-11 15:40 

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Discovery in the sky with nanodiamonds...

A faint and mysterious stream of microwaves emanating from star systems far out in the Milky Way could be caused by tiny diamonds, new research has suggested....

 2018-06-10 16:00 

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Researchers discover a system with three Earth-sized planets...

Astronomers have discovered two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with the same size of the Earth....

 2018-06-09 20:50 

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Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate...

The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated - was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published in Icarus provides evidence for the latter....

 2018-06-08 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

New data-mining technique offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy...

A team of scientists have revealed the mineralogy of Mars at an unprecedented scale, which will help them understand the planet's geologic history and habitability....

 2018-06-07 19:41 

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NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars...

NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet....

 2018-06-07 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning...

In a new paper, scientists from NASA's Juno mission describe the ways in which lightning on Jupiter is actually analogous to Earth's lightning. Although, in some ways, the two types of lightning are polar opposites....

 2018-06-07 13:00 

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Did plate tectonics set the stage for life on Earth?...

The cooling of Earth's mantle via plate tectonics increased the amount of phosphorus in the planet's crust, which is vital for biochemistry....

 2018-06-07 13:00 

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Did plate tectonics set the stage for life on Earth?...

The cooling of Earth's mantle via plate tectonics increased the amount of phosphorus in the planet's crust, which is vital for biochemistry....

 2018-06-06 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

New insight into Earth's crust, mantle and outer core interactions...

Researchers have confirmed a correlation between the movement of plate tectonics on the Earth's surface, the flow of mantle above the Earth's core and the rate of reversal of the Earth's magnetic field which has long been hypothesised....

 2018-06-05 16:52 

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NASA Funds Rutgers Scientists' Pursuit of the Origins of Life...

Rutgers-led ENIGMA team examines whether "protein nanomachines" in our cells arose before life on Earth, other planets....

 2018-06-04 18:30 

Astrobiology Magazine

Chemical traces from star formation cast light on cosmic history...

Fresh insight into how stars are formed is challenging scientists' understanding of the Universe....

 2018-06-02 16:52 

Astrobiology Magazine

NASA Selects Mission to Study Solar Wind Boundary of Outer Solar System...

NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space....

 2018-06-01 20:22 

Astrobiology Magazine

Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto's dunes...

Scientists have discovered dunes on Pluto, and say they are likely to have been formed of methane ice grains released into its rarefied atmosphere....

 2018-05-31 16:00 

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Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid...

About 66 million years ago, an asteroid smashed into Earth, triggering a mass extinction that ended the reign of the dinosaurs and snuffed out 75 percent of life....

 2018-05-31 14:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Habitability of the young Earth could boost the chances of life elsewhere...

A more favorable climate on the early Earth could have allowed life to form sooner than expected....

 2018-05-30 22:22 

Astrobiology Magazine

NASA Dives Deep into the Search for Life...

Off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island and more than 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface lie the warm, bubbling springs of a volcano — a deep-sea location that may hold lessons for the search for extraterrestrial life....

 2018-05-29 11:57 

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When the dinosaurs died, so did forests — and tree-dwelling birds...

The asteroid impact that eliminated non-avian dinosaurs destroyed global forests....

 2018-05-28 14:07 

Astrobiology Magazine

Scientists Shrink Chemistry Lab to Seek Evidence of Life on Mars...

An international team of scientists has created a tiny chemistry lab for a rover that will drill beneath the Martian surface looking for signs of past or present life....

 2018-05-27 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Take a Virtual Trip to a Strange New World with NASA...

With NASA's interactive Exoplanet Exploration website, you can virtually explore an imagined surface of planets that lie outside our solar system....

 2018-05-26 19:04 

Astrobiology Magazine

Kepler Begins 18th Observing Campaign with a Focus On Star Clusters...

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft began the 18th observing campaign of its extended mission, K2, on May 12....

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