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A Yellowstone guide to life on Mars
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The 5 Most Credible Modern UFO Sightings
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Planet's smallest microbes examined at nation's largest aquarium
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NASA teams study the agency's future in astrophysics; tackle formidable technology challenges
PHYS.ORG What does NASA's future look like? Will the next-generation telescope investigate the first black holes in the distant universe or will it look for... 1 day
Aliens on Super-Earth Planets Could Be Stuck There...Literally
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No Way Out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity
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Studies show some types of life can survive conditions found on Mars
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The challenges of an alien spaceflight program—escaping super-Earths and red dwarf stars
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To Seek Out New Life: How the TESS Mission Will Accelerate the Hunt for Livable Alien Worlds (Kavli Roundtable)
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'Ready Play One' Has an Important Message About Not Just Virtual Reality, But Reality Itself
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Body size downgrading of mammals over the late Quaternary
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Updated: NASA’s new satellite brings the search for Earth-like exoplanets closer to home
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NASA planet hunter on its way to orbit
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Updated: NASA’s new satellite brings the search for Earthlike exoplanets closer to home
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NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets
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NASA's TESS Satellite Launches to Seek Out New Alien Worlds
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Deep Italian cave provides clues for how to detect life on Mars
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Giant group of octopus moms discovered in the deep sea
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Hello DARKNESS: Physicists team up with astronomers to commission the most advanced camera in the world
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The Astrobiology Magazine Guide to TESS
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Are we alone? NASA's new planet hunter aims to find out
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Why We Might Miss Extraterrestrial Life Even If It's Staring Us in the Face
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Japanese astronomers discover gas giant planets orbiting evolved stars
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Life on Venus? Why It's Not an Absurd Thought
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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft set for launch in Florida
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NASA's TESS Satellite Will Supercharge Search for Nearby, Earth-Like Worlds
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Proxima Centauri just released a flare so powerful it was visible to the unaided eye
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