- Jul 15, 2012When the Apollo astronauts visited the Moon, they spent only 2-3 days before returning home. The effects of long-duration exploration on the lunar surface are still unknown. Now, a team of researchers is attempting to quantify the hazards faced by humans on extended missions.
- Jul 13, 2012A new study suggests that meteorites and their parent asteroids are the most-likely sources of water on Earth. Understanding if and how volatile elements were delivered to the early Earth is important in determining the origins of water and life on our planet.
- Jul 12, 2012Detectar água na superfície de exoplanetas está se tornando uma alta prioridade para pesquisadores, já que água na superfície é considerada um requerimento para habitabilidade. Nova pesquisa examina se o “brilho” da luz vinda de um planeta pode ser interpretada como evidência para oceanos em
- Jul 12, 2012Detecting water on the surface of exoplanets is becoming a high priority for researchers, as surface water is considered a requirement for habitability. New research examines whether or not the “glint” of light from a planet can be interpreted as evidence for surface oceans.
- Jul 9, 2012Astronaut Don Pettit recently completed a stay on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. While in orbit, he posted a series of diary entries about his experiences on the station and the important research that the crew conducted concerning life's
- Jul 8, 2012A new study suggests that evidence of ancient life on Mars might be found at relatively shallow depths on the martian surface. The findings suggest that, if Mars harbor simple organic molecules, NASA's prospects for discovering them with the Curiosity rover are better than previously
- Jul 7, 2012An advanced telescope imaging system has begun taking data, and is the first of its kind capable of spotting planets orbiting suns outside our solar system. Project 1640 creates 'dark holes' around stars of interest, ultimately allowing direct imaging of planets that orbit them.