Billions of years ago, Mars was a watery world, not the cold, dry place it is today. A new study partly solves the mystery of where all that water went.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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With a new president in the White House and NASA's chief administrator resigning we can expect changes to space policy.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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The New Shepard rocket carried technology designed to return humans to the Moon in four years.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~4 min
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New findings boost chances of finding life on Mars, but there are better candidates in the solar system.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~9 min
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The clouds of Venus may harbour alien life. But where else?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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