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Apr 13, 2015 11:25 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Mars may be a frigid desert, but perchlorate salts in the planet’s soil are lowering the freezing temperature of water, setting up conditions for liquid brines to form at equatorial regions.
Apr 8, 2015 02:58 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Glaciers beneath the dusty sands of Mars contain enough water to coat the planet with more than three feet of ice, a new study shows.
Mar 18, 2015 01:14 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Unexpected bright spots discovered on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may be plumes of ice blasting out into space.
Mar 13, 2015 01:12 PM ET
Our solar systems moons keep showing evidence for liquid water. These exciting discoveries have scientists re-examining how we should look for life "out there," and where we should look.
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.
Mar 12, 2015 05:23 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Hints that Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, has a subsurface ocean date back more than 40 years, but it took the Hubble Space Telescope and some clever scientific detective work by to come up with the proof.
Mar 9, 2015 03:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Does it exist or not? Astronomers are claiming that the potentially habitable exoplanet is just noisy data, while others say it's too early to discount the existence of Gliese 581d.
Mar 5, 2015 07:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By mapping the distribution of water and 'semi-heavy water' over the Martian surface, scientists have revealed that the red planet had an ancient ocean covering nearly 20 percent of its landmass.
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