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Are Drylanders The Minority On Habitable Worlds?

By Evan Gough If we want to send spacecraft to exoplanets to search for life, we better get good at building submarines. A new study by Dr. Fergus Simpson, of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences at the University of Barcelona, shows that our assumptions about exo-planets...

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Opportunity Leaving ‘Tribulation’ Behind

By Evan Gough You'd have to be an intrepid explorer to investigate something named ‘Cape Tribulation'. Opportunity, NASA's long-lived rover on Mars' surface, has been just that. But Opportunity is now leaving Cape Tribulation behind, after being in that area since...

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Mars Missions Need To Be Neat Freaks At Key Sites

By Matt Williams One of the most common features of space exploration has been the use of disposable components to get missions to where they are going. Whether we are talking about multistage rockets (which fall away as soon as they are spent) or the hardware used to...

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The Bubbly Streams Of Titan

By Evan Gough Saturn's largest Moon, Titan, is the only other world in our Solar System that has stable liquid on its surface. That alone, and the fact that the liquid is composed of methane, ethane, and nitrogen, makes it an object of fascination. The bright spot...

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In-Situ Technology for Exploring Venus

By Matt Williams In 2005, the Future In-Space Operations Working Group (FISOWG) was established with the help of NASA to assess how advances in spaceflight technologies could be used to facilitate missions back to the Moon and beyond. In 2006, the FISO Working Group...

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2014 JO25 Flies By Earth — See It Tonight

By Bob King This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert on Tuesday April 18. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR Asteroid 2014 JO25, discovered in 2014 by...

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Art History NASA Style

By Evan Gough To some, art and science are opposed to one another. Art is aesthetics, expression, and intuition, while science is all cold, hard, rational thought. But that's a simplistic understanding. They're both quintessential human endeavours, and they're both...

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CERN Declares War On The Standard Model

By Matt Williams Ever since the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, the Large Hardon Collider has been dedicated to searching for the existence of physics that go beyond the Standard Model. To this end, the Large Hardon Collider beauty experiment (LHCb) was...

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