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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Microbial Life on Mars: The Possibility Must Be Considered

Oct. 18, 2016 — The existence of microbial life on Mars remains highly controversial, but recent evidence of water, complex organic molecules, and methane in the Martian environment, combined with findings from the ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior. They include the ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Next week, ESA's ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars' gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — The Moon's surface is being "gardened" -- churned by small impacts -- more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This means that surface features believed to be ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Physicists have demonstrated a novel laser design based on synchronized emissions of light from the same type of atoms used in advanced atomic clocks. The laser could be stable enough to improve ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Using data from deep-space surveys taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, astronomers have performed a census of the number of galaxies in the universe. The team came to ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have developed a rocket motor concept that could pave the way for CubeSats zooming across space. These small, low-cost satellites are an easy way for scientists to access space, but are ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Astronomers have revealed that dense molecular gas disks a few hundred light years in scale located at the centers of galaxies supply gas to supermassive black holes situated within them. This ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — In August astronomers announced that the nearby star Proxima Centauri hosts an Earth-sized planet (called Proxima b) in its habitable zone. At first glance, Proxima Centauri seems nothing like our ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Solar physicists have long viewed the rotation of sunspots as a primary generator of solar flares -- the sudden, powerful blasts of electromagnetic radiation and charged particles that burst into ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Geomorphologists who study Earth’s surface features and the processes that formed them have long been interested in how floods, in particular catastrophic outbursts that occur when a glacial lake ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Planets that revolve around two suns may surprisingly survive the violent late stages of the stars' lives, according to new research. The finding is surprising because planets orbiting close to ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how an asteroid or comet could have caused a mega crater on Mars' largest moon Phobos -- which resembles the Death Star from the film "Star ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Ancient stars, of a type known as RR Lyrae, have been discovered in the centre of the Milky Way for the first time, using ESO’s infrared VISTA telescope. RR Lyrae stars typically reside in ancient ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — A star with a ring of planets orbiting around it -- that is the picture we know from our own solar system and from many of the thousands of exoplanets observed in recent years. But now researchers ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — When a NASA spacecraft made its first full orbit around Jupiter, an instrument on board recorded haunting sounds befitting the Halloween ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning scientists probing a phenomenon called "space brain." Scientists have found that exposure to ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — A new study casts light on how young, hot stars ionize oxygen in the early universe and the effects on the evolution of galaxies through time. The study presents the first measurements of the ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. The plasma balls are zooming so fast through space it ... read more

Researchers Discover Effect of Rare Solar Wind on Earth's Radiation Belts

Oct. 6, 2016 — Unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts, which circle the Earth, have been captured during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before, may be ... read more

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