At Jezero crater, Mars mineral may preserve signs of ancient life

Jezero crater, the landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, appears to harbor a mineral that could preserve signs of ancient life, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
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Mysterious exoplanet shouldn’t exist where it is

An out-of-place exoplanet seems to have escaped being destroyed when its parent star began to die. New research sheds light on how that happened.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
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Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
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If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
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Gold and other heavy elements come from the stars

Where do the universe's heavy elements, like gold and platinum, actually come from? New evidence points to the stars.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
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Galaxy hunters find footprints from mysterious ‘monster’

Astronomers accidentally caught a glimpse of an "invisible" galaxy so mysterious that scientists weren't sure it actually existed.

U. Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
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Gas ‘waterfalls’ fill gaps from forming planets

Gas from the upper reaches of the protoplanetary disk flows in to fill gaps that forming planets create near nearly formed stars, research finds.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
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Mars used to have salty lakes

Mars once had salt lakes, similar to some on Earth. Scientists now have an idea as to what happened to them.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
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How old is the ice on the moon?

Most of the ice on the moon is probably billions of years old, but there's some that may have a much more recent origin, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
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Floating galaxy’s radio burst sheds light on galactic halos

Pulses of a fast radio burst from a distant galaxy lasted less than the time it takes to blink. But that was enough to get some new info on galactic halos.

U. Washington | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
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