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Future space observatories could detect biological tracers in exoplanetary atmospheres, but we won't be able to definitively find life until we physically visit those alien worlds. Continue reading →
The venerable Mars rover Opportunity, the older and smaller cousin of Curiosity, has discovered another water-weathered rock hinting that the Red Planet could have supported life in its ancient past.
The first topographic map of the surface of Titan gives a fascinating new insight into Saturn's giant moon. Continue reading →
NASA’s plan to capture an asteroid and re-position it around the moon for an astronaut visit sounds cool, but it’s a side-show on the road to Mars.
Close-up imagery of Mars rover Curiosity's aluminum wheels reveal obvious wear and tear -- is such damage expected so early into the mission? Continue reading →
The mother of all cosmic collisions has been spotted between two galaxies containing a total of 400 billion stars, igniting the birth of 2,000 new stars per year! Continue reading →
Enter the 3-D printer: your all-in-one solution to habitat-building, gun-making and now space pizza preparation! Continue reading →
Opening spaceflight up to the masses could help spark a global conservation ethic that stems the tide of environmental destruction on Earth.
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