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Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
PHYS.ORG By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints—borrowing from epochs of changing... 2 hours
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Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
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Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 11 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of... 11 hours
Planet Earth Wobbles As It Spins, and Now Scientists Know Why
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Catalogue of planetary maps highlights the evolving view of the solar system
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MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit around Mars
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After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk
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The first predators and their self-repairing teeth
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Japan space robots start asteroid survey
PHYS.ORG A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. 2 days
They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
LIVE SCIENCE A pair of tiny Japanese robots sent back wild images once they successfully landed on their new home, the asteroid Ryugu. 2 days
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They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
SPACE.COM A pair of tiny Japanese robots sent back wild images once they successfully landed on their new home, the asteroid Ryugu. 2 days
Rover Team Confident Curiosity Will Bounce Back from Glitch
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Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space
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Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries
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Are Japanese Hopping Robots Safe on Asteroid Ryugu?
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Origami opens up smart options for architecture on the Moon and Mars
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Three NASA missions return first-light data
PHYS.ORG NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential... 3 days
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Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
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Japanese Probe Drops Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu
SPACE.COM Two tiny hopping robots have begun their historic attempt to land on an asteroid in deep space. 3 days
Subducting slabs of the Earth's crust may generate unusual features spotted near the core
PHYS.ORG Nearly 1,800 miles below the earth's surface, there are large odd structures lurking at the base of the mantle, sitting... 3 days
On This Day in Space! Sept. 21, 2003: Galileo Mission to Jupiter Ends with Epic Dive
SPACE.COM On Sept. 21, 2003, NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and its moons came to an end.... 3 days
Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
LIVE SCIENCE Fat molecules show that a mystery creature that lived 558 million years ago was in fact an animal. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin... 4 days
Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Know How Much.
LIVE SCIENCE There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut... 4 days
On This Day in Space! Sept. 21, 2003: Galileo Mission Ends
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The New BFR: How SpaceX's Giant Rocket-Spaceship Combo for Mars Has Changed
SPACE.COM SpaceX's Mars-colonizing BFR spaceflight system just went through a growth spurt. 4 days
After Pluto, New Horizons Probe Draws Near to Its Next Target: Ultima Thule
SPACE.COM The history-making New Horizons spacecraft, which famously zoomed past Pluto in July 2015, is now just 80 million miles (130 million kilometers) from... 4 days
By Jove! Juno Snaps Picture of Elusive 'Brown Barge' on Jupiter
SPACE.COM NASA's Juno spacecraft caught a quick glimpse of a "brown barge" emerging from the silky bands across Jupiter's southern hemisphere. 4 days
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Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid
PHYS.ORG A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. 4 days
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Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu
SPACE.COM Two tiny hopping robots have begun their historic attempt to land on an asteroid in deep space. 4 days
NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch
REUTERS A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets... 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. 4 days
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SPACE.COM A commercial space plane designed to carry astronauts and cargo into Earth orbit will soon touch down in stores as a popular toy. Sierra... 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 4 days
You Can See Photos from Japanese Asteroid Probe's 1st Rover Landing Attempt Right Now!
SPACE.COM A Japanese spacecraft is just hours away from a historic attempt to land two tiny hopping robots on the big... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to... 4 days
SpaceX Will Livestream Moon Tourist Flight in HD Virtual Reality, Elon Musk Says
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This Experiment Will Shoot Ghostly Particles Through Earth, Answer Why We Exist
SPACE.COM An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE. 4 days
ScanMars demonstrates water detection device for astronauts on Mars
PHYS.ORG Analogue astronauts have successfully tested a radar that could help future Mars explorers identify where to dig for water. ScanMars is an Italian experiment that was used to identify subsurface... 4 days
Candy-pink lagoon serves up salt-rich diet for potential life on Mars
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Recent tectonics on Mars
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Scientists predict extinction risk for hard-to-track species
PHYS.ORG Species are going extinct all over the world: Scientists believe that Earth is losing between 200 and 2,000 species every year. That number is squishy, partly because there are so many species for which... 5 days
Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss
REUTERS From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea... 5 days
Scientists ID three causes of Earth's spin axis drift
PHYS.ORG A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect—in both shape and in... 5 days
Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Know How Much.
SPACE.COM There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut... 5 days
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Scientists identify three causes of Earth's spin axis drift
SCIENCE DAILY Using observational and model-based data spanning the entire 20th century, scientists have for the first time have identified three broadly-categorized processes responsible for Earth's spin axis drift -- contemporary mass... 5 days
NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World — an Evaporating 'Super-Earth'
SPACE.COM NASA's TESS spacecraft has detected its first alien world — a "super-Earth" that is likely evaporating under the heat from... 5 days
NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Sidelined by Glitch
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A Japanese Probe Is About to Drop Two Hopping Robots Onto Asteroid Ryugu
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Tiny Japanese Robots Are Set to Land on Asteroid Ryugu Tomorrow
SPACE.COM The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop two tiny rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu tomorrow (Sept. 20), if all goes according to plan. 5 days
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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Sidelined by Glitch
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Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap
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NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth
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End-Permian extinction, which wiped out most of Earth's species, was instantaneous in geological time
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SCIENCE DAILY A team finds evidence of collisionless energy transfer occurring in the plasma of Earth's magnetosphere. 5 days
ECOSTRESS maps L.A.'s hot spots
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