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March 6, 2017

 

A composite image of Europa. Europa is in grey-scale with lines running across it. The background is a dark pixelated blue.

The Search For Microbial Life On Europa

Water jets may aid our search for life on Europa.

January 25, 2017

 

A sun set over the Pacific Ocean in California.

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

June 22, 2016

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Pens In Space

Astronauts cannot use conventional pens and pencils in outerspace. Here's why:

February 13, 2015

 

ECG showing hypothermic state

Hibernating In Space

Can astronauts hibernate during space travel to cut down on needed supplies and lighten their cargo?

December 13, 2014

 

Earth as seen from space.

Searching For Water In Outer Space

Data from the Rosetta mission, the Mars rover and the Herschel space observatory point to water's extraterrestrial origins.

November 13, 2014

 

asteroid flying close to Earth

Giant Asteroid Headed Towards Earth!*

*Beware of alarmist headlines. The odds are slim when it comes to giant Earth-bound asteroids.

September 30, 2014

 

This is a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station

Surviving Space

Bacterial spores, lichens and plant seeds were exposed to outer space conditions for 18 months, and lived to tell about it!

July 25, 2013

 

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

June 12, 2013

 

Darwin’s Warm Little Martian Pond

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.

May 30, 2013

 

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was designed to search for habitable exoplanets

To Seek Out Strange New Worlds: The Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler space telescope has shown us that we live in a galaxy full of Earth-sized planets.

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