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 2018-04-26 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

To see the first-born stars of the universe...

About 200 to 400 million years after the Big Bang created the universe, the first stars began to appear....

 2018-04-25 15:19 

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What Uranus Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs...

Even after decades of observations and a visit by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, Uranus held on to one critical secret -- the composition of its clouds....

 2018-04-24 18:47 

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Dinosaurs ended and originated with a bang!...

It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang - wiped out by a great meteorite impact on the Earth 66 million years ago....

 2018-04-23 20:32 

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Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence genomes of 1.5 million species...

An international consortium of scientists is proposing a massive project to sequence, catalog and analyze the genomes of all known eukaryotic species on the planet....

 2018-04-22 16:00 

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Clues to recovery from mass extinction...

About 252 million years ago, more than 90 percent of all animal life on Earth went extinct....

 2018-04-21 19:34 

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Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste...

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan -- as well as in sites containing nuclear waste....

 2018-04-20 16:00 

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Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars...

As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet's watery past comes into clearer focus....

 2018-04-19 13:00 

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NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit...

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life....

 2018-04-19 12:00 

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Ultraviolet radiation from low-mass stars could render planets uninhabitable...

Habitable planets may be more likely around warmer M-dwarfs....

 2018-04-18 19:32 

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Martian moons model indicates formation following large impact...

Scientists posit a violent birth of the tiny Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, but on a much smaller scale than the giant impact thought to have resulted in the Earth-Moon system....

 2018-04-17 13:51 

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Mars impact crater or supervolcano?...

These images from ESA's Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet....

 2018-04-16 17:28 

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Once upon a time, an exoplanet was discovered...

Personal recollections of an astrophysicist shed new light on the 1995 discovery on 51 Pegasi b....

 2018-04-15 16:00 

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What in the World is an 'Exoplanet?'...

Step outside on a clear night, and you can be sure of something our ancestors could only imagine: Every star you see likely plays host to at least one planet....

 2018-04-14 16:00 

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STUDY PROPOSES LINK BETWEEN FORMATION OF SUPERCONTINENTS, STRENGTH OF OCEAN TIDES...

The cyclic strengthening and weakening of ocean tides over tens of millions of years is likely linked to the formation of Earth's supercontinents....

 2018-04-13 16:00 

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SPHERE reveals fascinating zoo of discs around young stars...

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved....

 2018-04-13 14:00 

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The Astrobiology Magazine Guide to TESS...

NASA's next mission to continue the search for Earth-like worlds is ready to blast off....

 2018-04-13 11:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Mercury, with Faith Vilas...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, speaks to planetary scientists Faith Vilas about Mercury and what it can tell us about planet formation....

 2018-04-12 16:00 

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A cosmic gorilla effect could blind the detection of aliens...

A well-known experiment with young people bouncing a ball showed that when an observer focuses on counting the passes, he does not detect if someone crosses the stage disguised as a gorilla....

 2018-04-12 04:00 

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Are viruses the new frontier for astrobiology?...

Astrobiologists should consider searching for viruses in their quest to find evidence for life beyond Earth....

 2018-04-11 15:17 

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Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor...

A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year....

 2018-04-10 16:00 

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ExoMars Poised to Start Science Mission...

The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet....

 2018-04-09 19:12 

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Brewing up Earth's earliest life...

Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth's first biological molecules....

 2018-04-08 16:00 

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Research shows first land plants were parasitized by microbes...

By studying liverworts, researchers have found that the relationship between plants and filamentous microbes not only dates back millions of years....

 2018-04-07 16:00 

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Artificial intelligence helps to predict likelihood of life on other worlds...

A new study uses artificial neural networks to classify planets into five types, estimating a probability of life in each case, which could be used in future interstellar exploration missions....

 2018-04-06 16:00 

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Earth's stable temperature past suggests other planets could also sustain life...

New research suggests a milder youth for our planet....

 2018-04-05 15:16 

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From car engines to exoplanets...

Chemical models developed to help limit the emission of pollutants by car engines are being used to study the atmospheres of hot exoplanets orbiting close to their stars....

 2018-04-05 15:06 

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How tidally-locked planets could avoid a 'snowball Earth' fate...

Axial tilt and tidal locking also matter in a planet's habitability....

 2018-04-04 16:00 

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NASA is Ready to Study the Heart of Mars...

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the center of Mars....

 2018-04-03 19:38 

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Mantle minerals offer clues to deep Earth's composition...

Scientists now have a clearer picture of the Earth's mantle, thanks to new research published in the current issue of Nature Communications....

 2018-04-02 18:06 

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Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen...

More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen....

 2018-04-01 16:00 

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Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?...

Scientists are dusting off an old idea that promises a new vista in the hunt for life beyond Earth: the clouds of Venus....

 2018-03-31 20:20 

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Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets...

Machine-learning system uses physics principles to augment data from NASA crowdsourcing project....

 2018-03-30 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds...

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbor life....

 2018-03-29 18:27 

Astrobiology Magazine

Comet Provides Rare Chance To Study Solar System's Origins...

More samples from comet dust particles are needed....

 2018-03-29 16:00 

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'Marsquakes' Could Shake Up Planetary Science...

Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars....

 2018-03-28 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Gravity Assist Podcast: The Sun, with Nicky Fox...

NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to solar physicist Nicky Fox about a forthcoming mission to study the Sun's corona....

 2018-03-28 11:00 

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Newly-discovered planet is hot, metallic and dense as Mercury...

A hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet with a density similar to Mercury - situated 339 million light years away -- has been detected and characterised by a global team of astronomers....

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