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Sep 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Exoplanet hunters have just made it easier to identify alien Venuses, in the hopes that doing so will lead to the discovery of more alien Earths.
Jul 2, 2014 09:03 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA on Wednesday launched a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that is responsible for global warming.
Jul 1, 2014 12:45 PM ET // AFP
A water flow problem on Tuesday forced the US space agency to postpone the launch of a satellite to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas.
Jun 27, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Martian layers of ice and dust become dislodged, they can create dramatic block falls that can be spotted from orbit. Continue reading →
Mar 7, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As winter descends on Mars' southern hemisphere, forming tell-tail frost in the lengthening shadows, the opposite is true in the northern hemisphere -- spring has sprung and the northernmost dunes are beginning to thaw.
Nov 25, 2009 01:25 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
When discussing man-made climate change (or anthropogenic global warming), I often drift into unfamiliar (and sometimes disturbing) territory. That territory is what I call The Land of the Afraid, Ignorant and Lost. In this weird alternative dimension there are doomsayers who are convinced the worl...
Feb 23, 2010 04:09 AM ET // Ray Villard
For years science fiction writers and astronomers have speculated about the feasibility of terraforming other planets.  One dream is to make Mars habitatable for humans by warming the planet and therefore building up a wetter and thicker atmosphere. The irony today is that scientists are now talkin...
Apr 28, 2012 07:23 AM ET // Jason Major
As a follow-up to the excellent Wonders of the Universe app released by Harper Collins, Fragile Earth brings us from the farthest reaches of the Universe back to our own beautiful blue world.
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