In new observations beamed back from a NASA Mars orbiter, an example of transverse aeolian ridges has provided a clue as to how this strange wind-blown feature evolved. Continue reading →
Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa may have a very Earth-like quality -- its thick, icy crust appears to act like Earth's tectonic plates. Continue reading →
Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life.
Despite its name, one Mars rock isn't about to enrich NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with a cascade of science. Continue reading →
As Mars rover Curiosity looks to line up its fourth drilling target, it needed to give a rock a bit of a scrub. Continue reading →
An orbiting Mars camera has spotted the aftermath of a fun event on Mars: A boulder that has rolled down a steep slope -- and ended up resting on its long axis as a standing stone. Continue reading →
One of Jupiter's moons has unleashed a series of huge volcanic eruptions over a hellish 2 week period that were so bright they could be studied in detail by ground based observatories. Continue reading →
Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
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