Feature Stories

  • Jupiter´s moon Europa has a salty ocean, and scientists have long wondered if life could be found there. One scientist says Europa also has enough oxygen to support an ocean teeming with life.
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  • The search for life on other planets focuses on water, but researchers argue that – judging from our own planet – a large fraction of water conditions may be inhospitable to life.
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  • A new study finds that microbes on spacecraft might be able to survive on Mars longer than previously thought. The key to their survival? Dust.
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  • Unmanned blimps or balloons flying for thousands of kilometers could offer a bird´s eye view of planets and moons.
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  • Single-celled organisms found in lakes of liquid asphalt may indicate the type of extreme life that could exist on Saturn´s moon, Titan.
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  • Seeing the Closest Aliens Will Take Centuries
    As telescopes become more advanced, we´ll be able to see more details about planets orbiting other stars – including indications that those planets have life. However, it would probably take many centuries before we could actually see the aliens.
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  • Impact craters found on Titan could help scientists determine the age of this Earth-like moon and its potential for life.
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  • Impact craters found on Titan could help scientists determine the age of this Earth-like moon and its potential for life.
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  • NASA and the European Space Agency are sending a mission to study Jupiter and its moon Europa in 2020. There may be life in the moon´s ocean, but to find out a mission will have to be able to drill down through the overlying
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  • NASA and the European Space Agency are sending a mission to study Jupiter and its moon Europa in 2020. There may be life in the moon´s ocean, but to find out a mission will have to be able to drill down through the overlying
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