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Jul 30, 2014 02:45 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
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.
Jul 21, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The role that Earth's oceans have on our planet's habitability is undeniable, but now scientists think that exoplanetary oceans are essential for alien life to evolve. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2014 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Jun 18, 2014 11:07 AM ET // Jason Major
Make a note: if you ever find yourself exploring the moon one day and you want to try some lunar skinny-dipping, you'll have to do it at night. Continue reading →
May 5, 2014 04:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Seeking out biomarkers on exoplanets could be the next big endeavor -- but what would it take to detect a key component of alien photosynthesis? Continue reading →
May 2, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Jason Major
A new model suggests Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a "club sandwich" subsurface structure of ices and liquid oceans. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
Apr 15, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Trying to understand the ancient climate of our own planet is hard enough, but to understand Mars' climatic history, planetary scientists have had to turn to a rather inventive method of climate forensics. Continue reading →
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