Volcanic 'fire fountains' erupting from the lunar surface, similar to what occurs in Iceland today, most likely were fueled by carbon monoxide gas, a new study shows.
Salt from an underground sea on Jupiter’s moon Europa may be seeping onto the surface, then darkening as it is exposed to radiation.
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Scientists have found complex organic molecules in a planet-forming disk of gas, dust and ice swirling around a very young star, evidence that the building blocks for life may be common in the universe.
The primordial planet believed to have smashed into baby Earth, creating a cloud of debris that eventually formed into the moon, was chemically a near-match to Earth.
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An unexpected leak of a chemical designed to tag complex organic molecules in samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity appears to have serendipitously done its job
Chemical engineers have created a theoretical model of a type of alien cell that might be able to support life on Titan.
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