New findings boost chances of finding life on Mars, but there are better candidates in the solar system.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mars extraterrestrial-life lakes life-on-mars astrobiology
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
Tags: metabolism mars microbes photosynthesis oxygen arsenic astrobiology origin-of-life stromatolites
The clouds of Venus may harbour alien life. But where else?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: solar-system life mars earth alien-life jupiter saturn venus titan cassini enceladus europa
The Perseverance rover onboard Mars 2020 is our best bet for finding life on the red planet.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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In just a few years, the Hope mission has boosted UAE's economy and science capacity.
July 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: mars space-exploration uae
A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
July 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space mars india russia united-states space-exploration japan international-space-station united-arab-emirates mars-exploration space-race
Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.
July 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: surgery mars astronauts space-exploration space-travel
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space nasa mars gravity volcanoes antarctica earth meteorites outer-space asteroids national-science-foundation mars-rover sahara rock life-on-mars morocco martian-volcanoes
To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: space nasa mars donald-trump space-shuttle moon apollo-11 space-exploration voyager future rockets darpa nuclear-fission
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