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Final Stages of Earth, Moon, Mars Formation
Final Stages of Earth, Moon, Mars Formation
A new study in a recent issue of Science from NAI's NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Team and their colleagues looks at late accretion in the formation of the Earth, Moon, and Mars.Read More...
Building Blocks of Life Created in
Building Blocks of Life Created in "Impossible" Place
Researchers from the NASA Astrobiology Program have discovered amino acids in a meteorite where none were expected.Read More...
Ask an Astrobiologist
Ask an Astrobiologist
Is it possible there is life on other planets? Does NASA have any UFO problems? NASA astrobiologists answer your toughest questions.Read More...
The Origin of Titan's Methane
The Origin of Titan's Methane
Research implies Titan's methane is a primordial chemical species that was accreted by the moon during its formation.Read More...
Could Life on Earth Have Come From Ceres?
Could Life on Earth Have Come From Ceres?
The dwarf planet Ceres is rarely mentioned as a candidate for habitability, but the possible presence of an ocean and hydrothermal vents suggests it is plausible. Could it have seeded the young Earth?Read More...
Examining a SLIce of the Arctic
Research... at a Glance
Examining a SLIce of the Arctic
NASA-funded researchers have trekked to the arctic island of Svalbard in order to study how life survives in ice.Read More...
Carbon Dioxide Discovered on Extrasolar Planet
Research... at a Glance
Carbon Dioxide Discovered on Extrasolar Planet
The discovery of CO2 in the atmosphere of extrasolar planet HD 189733b was announced this week in Nature News.Read More...
Comet Dust Reveals Unexpected Mixing of Solar System Material
Research... at a Glance
Comet Dust Reveals Unexpected Mixing of Solar System Material
A new analysis of dust from the comet Wild 2, collected in 2004 by Stardust, has revealed an oxygen isotope signature that suggests an unexpected mingling of rocky material between the center and edges of the solar system.Read More...
Life Without the Sun
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Life Without the Sun
An ecosystem discovered 2.8 kilometers underground in South Africa two years ago has now been shown to comprise only a single species of microbe, existing on energy from radioactivity, completely independently of the Sun.Read More...
Life in Extreme Environments Educator Conference
Life in Extreme Environments Educator Conference
Astrobiologists, planetary scientists and astronomers joined together for a presentation on the latest information on our expanding understanding of the abodes of life on our planet and the prospect of life beyond Earth.Read More...
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