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 2018-07-19 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Martian Atmosphere Behaves As One...

New research using a decade of data from ESA's Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system....

 2018-07-19 13:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Where to search for signs of life on Titan...

Look for evidence of life on Titan in craters, not cryovolcanoes....

 2018-07-18 16:56 

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A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one "oddball"...

This brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79 -- the most of any planet in our solar system....

 2018-07-17 16:00 

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Astronomers Find a Famous Exoplanet's Doppelgnger...

Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets....

 2018-07-16 16:00 

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NASA Juno data indicate another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io...

Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft point to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on the small moon of Jupiter....

 2018-07-16 13:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Exploring Mars, with Steve Squyres...

NASA's Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, talks to Professor Steve Squyres, who as the Principal Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover missions Spirit and Opportunity, has been at the forefront of our exploration of the red planet for almost the last...

 2018-07-15 16:00 

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NASA's Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets...

Since observing small exoplanets with thin atmospheres like Earth will be challenging for Webb, astronomers will target easier, gas giant exoplanets first....

 2018-07-14 16:00 

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ROCKY PLANET NEIGHBOR LOOKS FAMILIAR, BUT IS NOT EARTH'S TWIN...

New work has for the first time determined detailed chemical abundances of the star Ross 128....

 2018-07-13 16:00 

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Newly Published Global Maps of Pluto and Charon...

The first official validated global map and topographic maps of Pluto and Charon have been published and are available to all....

 2018-07-13 15:03 

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How glacial biomarkers can hone the search for extraterrestrial life...

Two ancient lakes in the Andes Mountains could prove to be analogs in the search for life on Mars....

 2018-07-12 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Listen: Sound of Electromagnetic Energy Moving Between Saturn, Enceladus...

New research from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's up-close Grand Finale orbits shows a surprisingly powerful and dynamic interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to its rings and its moon Enceladus....

 2018-07-11 16:00 

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Oxygen levels on early Earth rose and fell several times before the successful Great Oxidation Event...

The evidence comes from a new study that indicates a second and much earlier "whiff" of oxygen in Earth's distant past....

 2018-07-10 16:00 

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Intense conditions turn nitrogen metallic...

New work confirms that nitrogen, the dominant gas in Earth's atmosphere, becomes a metallic fluid when subjected to the extreme pressure and temperature conditions found deep inside the Earth and other planets....

 2018-07-09 16:00 

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Plasma-spewing quasar shines light on universe's youth, early galaxy formation...

A team of astronomers have found a quasar with the brightest radio emission ever observed in the early universe, due to it spewing out a jet of extremely fast-moving material....

 2018-07-08 16:00 

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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Pauses Science Observations to Download Science Data...

NASA has placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download the science data collected in its latest observation campaign....

 2018-07-07 16:00 

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Europa's Ocean Ascending...

This animation demonstrates how deformation in the icy surface of Europa could transport subsurface ocean water to the moon's surface....

 2018-07-06 16:00 

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New IR Instrument Searches for Habitable Planets...

A new instrument to search for potentially habitable/inhabited planets has started operation at the Subaru Telescope....

 2018-07-05 16:00 

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Continental microbes helped seed ancient seas with nitrogen...

Researchers have shown that colonies of microorganisms that today colonize arid, desert environments may have played a significant role in the Earth's nitrogen cycle, helping to fertilize early oceans....

 2018-07-04 16:00 

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First confirmed image of newborn planet caught with ESO's VLT...

Astronomers have captured a spectacular snapshot of planetary formation around the young dwarf star PDS 70....

 2018-07-04 12:43 

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Bacterial survival in salty antifreeze raises hope for life on Mars and icy moons...

New research by a trans-Atlantic team of scientists suggests that bacteria could survive in briny chemicals that exist on Mars, Enceladus, Europa, Pluto and possibly elsewhere....

 2018-07-03 18:09 

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NASA Uses Earth as Laboratory to Study Distant Worlds...

A new study uses Earth as a stand-in for an exoplanet, and shows that even with very little light -- as little as one pixel -- it is still possible to measure key characteristics of distant worlds....

 2018-07-02 16:00 

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Mars valleys traced back to precipitation...

A new study suggests that the branching structure of the former river networks on Mars has striking similarities with terrestrial arid landscapes....

 2018-07-01 16:00 

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Chasing 'Oumuamua...

The interstellar object 'Oumuamua perplexed scientists in October 2017 as it whipped past Earth at an unusually high speed....

 2018-06-30 16:00 

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The meteorite 'Black Beauty' expands the window for when life might have existed on Mars...

The early surface of Mars consisting of a liquid magma ocean crystallized extremely rapidly, just 20 million year after the formation of the solar system. Thereafter, a solid crust emerged on the red planet potentially housing oceans with water and life....

 2018-06-29 16:00 

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More Clues That Earth-Like Exoplanets Are Indeed Earth-Like...

Research into spin dynamics suggests they have regular seasons and stable climates....

 2018-06-28 16:00 

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Planet formation starts before star reaches maturity...

A European team of astronomers has discovered that dust particles around a star already coagulate before the star is fully grown....

 2018-06-27 17:10 

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Complex organic molecules discovered in Enceladus' plumes could hint at life...

The essential building blocks of life have been discovered emanating from the subsurface ocean of one of Saturn's moons....

 2018-06-27 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Target Jupiter's Great Red Spot...

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built, will use its unparalleled infrared capabilities to study Jupiter's Great Red Spot....

 2018-06-26 16:00 

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Will We Know Life When We See It? NASA-led Group Takes Stock of the Science...

A group of leading researchers in astronomy, biology and geology have come together under NASA's NExSS to take stock of our knowledge in the search for life on distant planets and to lay the groundwork for moving the related sciences forward....

 2018-06-25 16:30 

Astrobiology Magazine

Where Medical Technology and Astrophysics Meet...

At the University of Bern, astrophysicists teamed up with medical technology researchers to develop a new method to analyse spectra of atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system....

 2018-06-24 16:00 

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Better model of water under extreme conditions could aid understanding of Earth's mantle...

Deep inside the Earth exist pockets of water, but the liquid there isn't like the water on the surface....

 2018-06-23 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time...

Search considered successful "dress rehearsal" for exoplanet hunter TESS....

 2018-06-22 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Climbing the Ladder to Life Detection...

A team from NASA's Astrobiology Program has developed the "Ladder of Life Detection," a guide for researchers where each rung represents a key attribute of life....

 2018-06-21 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Martian Dust Storm Grows Global: Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Haze...

A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations....

 2018-06-21 04:00 

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A bacterium in an acidic, hot volcanic lake may hold clues to life on ancient Mars...

A group of microbes found in a highly acidic, hot, mineral-rich volcanic lake in Central America may give us clues about life on ancient Mars....

 2018-06-20 14:49 

Astrobiology Magazine

Hunting molecules to find new planets...

An international team of astronomers led by UNIGE makes planets visible by detecting molecules on their surface....

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