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The site where NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed last year contains at least one lake that would have been perfectly suited for colonies of simple, rock-eating microbes found in caves and hydrothermal vents on Earth.
A $30 million Google-backed competition to land a spacecraft on the moon may be about to be scooped... by China.
With the sad demise of Comet ISON fresh in our minds, it's worth remembering that there's plenty more (and perhaps more impressive) lumps of space ice where that came from.
HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading →
Lawmakers of the House Science Committee discussed the search for extraterrestrial life with three experts for 2 hours -- an event that exposed the good and bad of political attitudes toward science. Continue reading →
Scientists have captured their best view yet of how extreme magnetic fields shape superfast jets from the most powerful explosions in the universe.
Explore the strangely fascinating phenomenon of robots snapping self portraits while doing cutting-edge science in space!
One of the biggest and most vexing problems in physics is how quantum dynamics and general relativity relate to one another -- but could both theories find middle-ground in a wormhole? Continue reading →
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