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Water on Mars: Minerals in Martian Meteorites Provide New Clues

Minerals from Martian meteorites appear to be indicating that the planet once had an abundance of water, making Mars much wetter than what scientists have assumed so far. The new findings are published in Nature Communications. The mineral concealed in the meteorites was originally deemed to be evidence of a dry Martian history. However, new

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Life on 3 of the 7 Earth-Like Planets?

Can life exist on the 7 Earth-like planets recently revealed by NASA? Using the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers will attempt to find out. Meanwhile, Spitzer, Hubble, and Kepler aim at collecting more information of the worlds beyond ours. Humans have been curious about alien life for long now. Maybe, some distant Earth-like planet has

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Sleeping Bacteria Found in Huge Cave Crystals in Mexico Suggest Life Might Exist Beyond Our Planet

Unknown bacteria have lived in enormous cave crystals in Mexico for 50,000 years under harsh conditions, says a new study. This discovery suggests that life beyond our planet—where the environment would be similarly extreme—might exist. The findings were presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston. A group of bacteria

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Watch Live: NASA’s Press Conference on Planets Beyond Our Solar System

Watch NASA’s press conference on recent findings on exoplanets live tomorrow! NASA has scheduled a press conference on “Discovery Beyond Our Solar System” for Wednesday, February 22, at 1 p.m. EST; the findings stemming from recent research pertaining to exoplanets will be presented. You can watch the event from the comfort of your home at

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Star’s Heart Beats for its Planet

The special bond of a star pulsing to its orbiting planet has been observed for the first time ever by a team of astronomers from MIT. These findings are documented in a paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. A star beating as a heart as a response to a planet revolving around it—such is what

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Earth’s Moon is Made up of Smaller Moons

The Moon is made up of smaller moons having merged after colliding into each other, says a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Earth’s Last Moon Next time you’re admiring the moon, remember that you might actually be looking at many smaller ones. Our satellite could be the product of mini moons that came together

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Baby Star Ejects Powerful Whirlwinds

A powerful whirlwind shooting out of a young star has been observed by scientists using the ALMA telescopes. Even better: the researchers can explain the very formation of the massive wind. The findings have been documented in a paper published in the journal Nature. Young Star Seen Ejecting Powerful Whirlwind Upon contemplating the early stages

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Einstein’s Theory of Constant Speed of Light Challenged!

The speed of light has not always been a constant, says a theory, and the scientists who back this new hypothesis can now actually test its validity. Their paper has recently been published in Physical Review. Einstein might have been wrong— the speed of light is possibly not a constant, says a team of scientists who

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Why Astronauts Develop Bad Eyesight After Long-Duration Missions

Why do astronauts have vision problems after spending too much time in space? The answer might be lying in the fluid bathing the brain and the spinal cord, says a new study that attempts to shed light on the topic; the paper has recently been presented at Radiological Society of North America‘s (RSNA) annual meeting.

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Asteroid Causing Dinosaur Extinction Might Explain Life Formation on Earth

New findings pertaining to the asteroid impact that allegedly caused the extinction of dinosaurs might help us better understand how life started on Earth. The paper is published in the journal Science. We have new data to potentially explain how the dinosaur-killing event occurred, and as a result, how more important events like the start

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Sun Tilt Caused by Unknown Distant Planet Nine

If you’ve ever wondered as to why does the sun tilt in an unusual fashion, we now have an answer for you! The culprit might be from the edge of the solar system: Planet Nine, an undiscovered planet. A new study proposing this theory as cause will soon be published in the Astrophysical Journal. Planet

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New NASA Images: Ultraviolet View of Mars

We now have the latest ultraviolet glow of planet Mars in images! The findings will be presented today, October 19, at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. The images were taken as part of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN). An Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) was used to generate details

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