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Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers  nanowerk · 10 hours
Researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up... more
Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth. In a new study, JPL... more
Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up... more
Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and... more
Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
We don't know if aliens exist. But if they did, it'd be cool if they got around using lasers and black holes. more
Sources and Sinks: What drives long-term climatic trends?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For the entire history of our species, humans have lived on a planet capped by a chunk of ice at each pole. But Earth has been ice-free for about 75 percent of... more
Cooking up alien atmospheres on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth. In a new study, JPL scientists used a high-temperature "oven" to heat a mixture of hydrogen and... more
A NASA spacecraft may have explored the edges of an early Mars sea in 1997  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA's first rover mission to Mars, the Pathfinder, imaged an extraterrestrial marine spillover landscape 22 years ago, according... more
Floating ideas for an airlock near the Moon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Assembly of a new habitable structure near the moon, known as the Gateway, is scheduled to begin in 2023. The international project will allow humans to explore farther than ever before and... more
Strong planetary magnetic fields like Earth's may protect oceans from stellar storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A study by scientists at ANU on the magnetic fields of planets has found that most planets discovered in other solar systems are unlikely... more
Rehearsing for the Mars landings in Hawaii and Idaho  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Imagine astronauts on Mars, tasked with picking rock samples that will be used by scientists to search for signs of life. But they can only transport a limited number back... more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study finds a particular class of stars called K stars, which are dimmer than the Sun but brighter than the faintest stars, may be particularly promising... more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A new study finds a particular class of stars called K stars, which are dimmer than the Sun but brighter than the faintest stars, may be particularly promising... more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists looking for signs of life beyond our solar system face major challenges, one of which is that there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy... more
Using tiny organisms to unlock big environmental mysteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Biological processes that influence climate and the environment, such as carbon fixation or nitrogen recycling are parts of these planet-wide processes are actually driven by the tangible actions of organisms at every... more
Gamma ray telescopes could detect starships powered by black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the course of looking for possible signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence (ETI), scientists have had to do some really outside-of-the-box thinking. Since it is a foregone conclusion that... more
Using tiny organisms to unlock big environmental mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When you hear about the biological processes that influence climate and the environment, such as carbon fixation or nitrogen recycling, it's easy to think of them as abstract and incomprehensibly large-scale phenomena.... more
Chances for life expand when passing stars push binaries together  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Planetary systems can be harsh environments in their early history. Now astronomers find one positive of this tumultuous period; a model looks at how the habitable zone --... more
Chances for life expand when passing stars push binaries together  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Planetary systems can be harsh environments in their early history. The young worlds orbit suns in stellar nurseries, clusters of stars where violent encounters are commonplace. None of... more
How a Distant Alien World Was Saved from an Interstellar Exile  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A distant alien world that was potentially on its way into exile in interstellar space was rescued by the gravitational pull of a passing pair of... more
Scientists tackle major challenges to sending astronauts to search for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers, which includes scientists from McMaster's School of Geography & Earth Sciences, NASA, and others, is tackling one... more
UCF Research Laying Groundwork for Off-World Colonies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Before civilization can move off world it must make sure its structures work on the extraterrestrial foundations upon which they will be... more
The expanding universe of methane metabolisms in archaea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Billions of years ago, methane-producing archaea likely played a key role in determining the composition of the Earth's atmosphere and... more
Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study. Scientists found that since 1500, alien species have been solely responsible... more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
Research laying groundwork for off-world colonies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Before civilization can move off world it must make sure its structures work on the extraterrestrial foundations upon which they will be built. Researchers are already laying the groundwork for the off-world jump by creating standards... more
Research laying groundwork for off-world colonies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Before civilization can move off world it must make sure its structures work on the extraterrestrial foundations upon which they will be built. more
Complex life might require a very narrow habitable zone  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since the Kepler Space Telescope was launched into space, the number of known planets beyond the solar system (exoplanets) has grown exponentially. At present, 3,917 planets have been confirmed in... more
Help shape ESA’s space science programme  ESA · 2 weeks
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds... more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL researchers. more
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.... more
Clues to Martian Life Found in Chilean Desert  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A robotic rover deployed in the most Mars-like environment on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, has successfully recovered subsurface... more
First Evidence of Planet-wide Groundwater System on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath... more
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet's surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to... more
Astronauts Assemble Tools to Test Space Tech  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Technology drives exploration for future human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. For spacecraft to journey farther and live longer, we’ll... more
Clues to Martian life found in Chilean desert  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A robotic rover deployed in the most Mars-like environment on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile, has successfully recovered subsurface soil samples during a trial mission to find signs of life. The... more
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars  ESA · 3 weeks
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath... more
3 explanations for ‘Oumuamua that aren’t alien spaceships  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Astronomers are coming up with some creative ideas to explain the weird behavior of the first known interstellar object. more
NASA Study Reproduces Origins of Life on Ocean Floor  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Scientists have reproduced in the lab how the ingredients for life could have formed deep in the ocean... more
WFIRST Could Find More than 1,000 Alien Worlds  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope... more
Image: What remains of the stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This swirling palette of colours portrays the life cycle of stars in a spiral galaxy known as NGC 300. more
Past and Future Generations of Stars in NGC 300  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
This swirling palette of colors portrays the life cycle of stars in a spiral galaxy known as NGC... more
After a reset, Сuriosity is operating normally  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and recently reached a clay region that may offer new clues about the ancient Martian... more
SOFIA Uncovers Clues to the Evolution of Universe and Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A compilation of scientific results from The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, reveal new clues to how stars form and galaxies evolve, and... more
Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
How plants learned to save water  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tiny pores on the leaves of plants, called stomata, have a huge influence on the state of our planet. Through the stomata, plants absorb carbon dioxide, which is incorporated into carbohydrates, and release oxygen. But they... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible... more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by the 'astrocomb.' more
The moon's water: Where did it come from – and where did it all go?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb." more
Reliable method for detecting extraterrestrial life is used on Earth for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dutch scientists have developed an instrument capable of detecting the presence of living plants kilometres away. In future, the technique... more
Video: Big questions about small worlds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists who study the solar system tend to ask big questions: How was our solar system formed? Where did the building blocks of life come from? What hazards from above threaten life on our planet? To... more
Energetic particles can bombard exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten billion years old, up to twice as... more
Ice giant surprise  ESA · 4 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: These alien-looking worlds are actually surprising new views of Uranus and Neptune more
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