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Jul 10, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
If you're weary of the rat race, some ideas from Captain Kirk and Captain Picard could help you get out of it earlier.
Jun 22, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Europa is an ice-covered moon orbiting Jupiter that likely an ocean underneath. Perhaps that ocean contains life. Perhaps it doesn't. But we're not going to know for sure until we send a probe there to check things out.
Jun 4, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Outer space might be the toughest environment for life, but some hardy microbes have been able to survive in it for surprising amounts of time.
May 26, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA on Tuesday selected nine science instruments it believes will best address the burning question about whether Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa has indications of life.
Apr 28, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
What has Antarctica and Mars got in common? Mineral deposits from a briny subsurface aquifer suggest bacteria are hiding under the barren Antarctic landscape -- can the same be said for the red planet?
Apr 28, 2015 02:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By studying ancient molecular clouds in our galaxy, astronomers have revealed that the universe's reservoir of water likely appeared much earlier than thought -- only a billion years after the Big Bang.
Mar 12, 2015 01:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is showing definite signs of hydrothermal activity -- similar activity that is found along deep sea vents on Earth where water is heated and minerals are formed.
Feb 2, 2015 10:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA applauds its boosted budget request, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are excited to see a robotic mission to Europa take a big step towards being launched in the mid-2020s.
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