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Exoplanet axis study boosts hopes of complex life, just not next door
There's new hope that we aren't alone in the universe, that advanced beings may exist on exoplanets. (2019-11-19)
Ohio University entomologist: Photos show evidence of life on Mars
As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, Ohio University Professor Emeritus William Romoser's research shows that we already have the evidence. (2019-11-19)
Chewing sugar-free gum could help reduce tooth decay, a new review finds
A systematic review by King's College London has found some evidence that chewing sugar-free gum could help to reduce the further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children. (2019-11-19)
At future Mars landing spot, scientists spy mineral that could preserve signs of past life
Using orbital instruments to peer into Jezero crater, the landing site for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, researchers found deposits of hydrated silica, a mineral that's great at preserving microfossils and other signs of life. (2019-11-12)
With Mars methane mystery unsolved, curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars. (2019-11-12)
Study underscores changes in brain structure, function in long-duration space missions
New study demonstrates for the first time that changes in cognitive performance correlate with changes in brain structure in NASA astronauts following spaceflight. (2019-10-28)
Martian landslides not conclusive evidence of ice
Giant ridges on the surface of landslides on Mars could have formed without ice, challenging their use by some as unequivocal evidence of past ice on the red planet, finds a new UCL-led study using state-of-the-art satellite data. (2019-10-24)
Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth
Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to an international team of scientists that includes a Texas A&M University College of Geosciences researcher. (2019-10-18)
Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. (2019-10-17)
Exoplanet interiors have Earth-like geochemistry
The interiors of some exoplanets have Earth-like geochemistry, according to a new study, which finds that extrasolar rocks share similar levels of oxidation, or oxygen fugacity, to those in the solar system. (2019-10-17)
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. (2019-10-14)
Global analysis of submarine canyons may shed light on Martian landscapes
On a map, submarine canyons seem identical to land canyons -- so much so that researchers surmised they are shaped by the same physical laws. (2019-10-09)
L-chondrite breakup might have contributed to Ordovician biodiversification
About 466 Mya, a major impact event took place between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (2019-10-03)
Earliest signs of life: Scientists find microbial remains in ancient rocks
Western Australia's famous 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolites contain microbial remains of some of the earliest life on Earth, UNSW scientists have found. (2019-09-26)
Getting mac and cheese to Mars
Washington State University scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use. (2019-09-24)
Could we feed one million people living on mars?
A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make a Mars population of one million people food self-sufficient. (2019-09-24)
Nova Southeastern University Researcher urges use of microbes for space colonization
Before we go colonizing other planets, NSU researcher says we should drop in some microbes first -- they are essential for human survival. (2019-09-23)
Are we prepared for a new era of field geology on the moon and beyond?
Space agencies must invest more resources on field geology training of astronauts to take full advantage of scientific opportunities on the moon and other planetary bodies, Kip Hodges and Harrison Schmitt urge, in an Editorial. (2019-09-11)
Microbiology: Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind, according to a study conducted in the Atacama Desert in North Chile, a well-known Mars analogue. (2019-08-22)
Weather on ancient Mars: Warm with occasional rain, turning cold
A new study of conditions on Mars indicates that the climate 3 to 4 billion years ago was warm enough to provoke substantial rainstorms and flowing water, followed by a longer cold period where the water froze. (2019-08-19)
Microgravity changes brain connectivity
An international team of Russian and Belgian researchers, including scientists from HSE University, has found out that space travel has a significant impact on the brain: they discovered that cosmonauts demonstrate changes in brain connectivity related to perception and movement. (2019-08-19)
Methane not released by wind on Mars, experts find
New study rules out wind erosion as the source of methane gas on Mars and moves a step closer to answering the question of whether life exists on other planets. (2019-08-12)
For salmonella detection, genomic tool emerges as a key
The world's food supply will become safer as the food industry shifts to high-resolution, whole-genome sequencing -- which examines the full DNA of a given organism all at once. (2019-07-26)
Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong, says Harvard study
Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. (2019-07-18)
Drinking red wine on the red planet
BIDMC researchers report that a daily moderate dose of resveratrol significantly preserved muscle function and mitigated muscle atrophy in an animal model mimicking Mars' partial gravity. (2019-07-18)
A material way to make Mars habitable
New research suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material -- silica aerogel -- that mimics Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect. (2019-07-15)
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets
A UW team has discovered thriving communities of bacteria in Alaskan 'cryopegs,' trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid at below-freezing temperatures. (2019-07-12)
Methane vanishing on Mars: Danish researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation.
Wind-driven erosion of minerals on Mars may be the reason why methane disappears so rapidly on the red planet. (2019-07-02)
Santorini volcano, a new terrestrial analogue of Mars
One of the great attractions of the island of Santorini, in Greece, lies in its spectacular volcanic landscape, which also contains places similar to those of Mars. (2019-06-25)
Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. (2019-06-21)
Meteors help Martian clouds form
Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds. (2019-06-17)
NASA scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust
The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. (2019-06-17)
'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report
A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in the journal Astrobiology. (2019-05-29)
Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars
Caltech researchers discover a process that turns carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen. (2019-05-28)
On Mars, sands shift to a different drum
In the most detailed analysis of how sands move around on Mars, a team of planetary scientists led by the UA found that processes not involved in controlling sand movement on Earth play major roles on Mars. (2019-05-23)
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history
Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona. (2019-05-22)
Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions
In a finding that is soon to be ground-truthed by NASA's next Mars rover, Brown University researchers show that a Martian mineral deposit was likely formed by ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions. (2019-05-22)
Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?
In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars. (2019-05-17)
How the Sun pumps out water from Mars into space
The study of a new water-cycle in the Martian summertime offers clues as to why Mars is a dusty barren land. (2019-05-14)
Magma is the key to the moon's makeup
For more than a century, scientists have squabbled over how the Earth's moon formed. (2019-04-29)
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