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  • View from the Spirit rover looking toward Husband Hill
    Spirit rover: more evidence for ancient hot springs on Mars
    The Spirit rover may have finished its journey a long time ago, but there is still plenty of data to go through and analyze, and continued study of that data has provided more evidence for one of the rover’s most significant findings:...
  • Hypothetical colorful plant life on a habitable exoplanet
    Scientists create catalog of earthly life forms to help search for alien biology
    With exoplanets now being discovered by the thousands, and estimated to be in the billions in our galaxy alone, attention is naturally turning to how astronomers might be able to search for evidence of life on any of those far-away worlds. Now, a...
  • Interior of Enceladus
    Cassini finds evidence for hydrothermal activity on Saturn’s moon Enceladus
    The deep oceans on Earth are teeming with life, despite the cold and darkness, thanks to hydrothermal vents which provide needed heat and nutrients in an otherwise rather uncomfortable environment. Now, the first evidence has been found for...
  • Kepler-7b
    New technique to study clouds on exoplanets developed by researchers at MIT
    While exoplanets are now being discovered by the thousands, it is still a painstaking process to determine any specific details about them, since they are so incredibly far away. However, astronomers have been devising new techniques to do just...
  • Methane rain on Titan
    New research shows how exotic biology may be possible on Titan
    The search for life elsewhere has long focused on what we are most familiar with on Earth – in other words, “life as we know it,” or organisms which are carbon-based and require water to survive. However, a growing number of...
  • Aurora Borealis and Australis
    Mysterious dust cloud detected around Mars
    Two unexpected phenomena have been observed in the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an aurora that reaches well into the Martian atmosphere.It...
  • Robben Ford - Into the Sun
    Robben Ford to appear at SPACE in Evanston, Ill.
    Guitarist Robben Ford will be appearing at SPACE in Evanston, Ill. on Thursday April 16th. He will be doing two shows starting at 7:00 p.m. The second show will start at 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12.00 to $28.00 dollars.Robben’s tour is...
  • Hunt asteroids for NASA with a desktop app
    Hunt asteroids for NASA with a desktop app
    Space is gigantic; even for the people whose job it is to know space inside out, it can be too much. So, with that problem in mind, NASA released a desktop application this week so that amateur astronomers can help them hunt down asteroids...
  • Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon
    Richard Grossinger on 'Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon'
    Brought to you by North Atlantic BooksPluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon: Astronomy, Astrology, and Mythologycan be found on Amazon1. What was your prime motivation and inspiration for gathering a collection of writings by authors for '...
  • Jupiter's ocean moon Europa
    Scientists debate how to search for life on Europa in new mission
    Jupiter’s moon Europa, with its subsurface ocean, is considered by many to be the best place in the Solar System to search for extraterrestrial life. With NASA now committing itself to a new mission sometime in the 2020s, the focus is...
  • 3D Printing In Action
    A complete beginners guide to 3d printing
    3d printing is something that you cannot stop hearing about. This new form of technology is revolutionizing how things can get made. Now, tech hobbyists can 3D print their own creations in their garage and huge companies can slash research and...
  • Black Hole in Spacke
    Immense black hole identified
    Mysterious and massive is a way to describe this black hole in space that has been identified and is at least 12 billion times more massive than our sun. This immense black monster is actually still a “young” black hole according to...
  • Pluto and two moons
    Getting closer! New Horizons sees two of Pluto’s smaller moons for first time
    The New Horizons spacecraft, on course for a historic encounter with Pluto this summer, is now close enough to see two of its smaller moons for the first time. The new views also come 85 years after the discovery of Pluto by astronomer Clyde...
  • Newly discovered exoplanet is massive, unique in extremes, a 'real maverick'
    Newly discovered exoplanet is massive, unique in extremes, a 'real maverick'
    A massive world orbiting one of the Kepler-discovered stars has been confirmed as a planet by two different groups of astronomers. The two teams, both working in Germany, found that the planet, dubbed Kepler-432b, is rather unique in a number of...
  • The Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design
    Exploring an alien sea: NASA designs submarine to send to Titan
    Who wouldn’t want to go explore an alien sea? It seems that NASA would certainly like to, and the agency has unveiled a new submarine design to hopefully do just that one day. The submarine would be sent to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan...