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Dec 17, 2014 03:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity’s discovery of organic compounds in the ground and plumes of methane in the air opens two potentially related investigations into whether or not the planet most like Earth in the solar system also hosted life.
Dec 16, 2014 01:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A gas strongly associated with life on Earth has been detected again in the Martian atmosphere, opening a new chapter in a decade-old mystery about the on-again, off-again appearance of methane on Mars.
Dec 11, 2014 05:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
Dec 10, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The European mission has discovered that the water locked in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko doesn't match the water on Earth.
Dec 3, 2014 03:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
Nov 28, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Following a successful mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, Japan is poised to launch a follow-on expedition, with hopes of finding organics.
Oct 3, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.
Oct 2, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
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