Feature Stories

  • Power in Space: Time for a Biological Solution?
    Conventional space-power systems rely on photovoltaics, batteries, fuel cells and radioisotope thermal generators. Are space technologists ready to take advantage of biological mechanisms as an energy source?
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  • STONEs in Space
    Can life travel from planet to planet? From Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition comes a story about the possibility of Panspermia. This theory says that meteorites could act as miniature spaceships, carrying microorganism passengers. But a new study has found that photosynthetic life probably wouldn´t
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  • Astrobiology Magazine, European Edition
    Brimming with new interviews, stories and essays, the Spring 2007 issue of AMEE focuses on French contributions to astrobiology.
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  • Pies in the Sky: A Solution to Global Warming?
    If global warming sizzles out of control, could 16 trillion small disks deflect enough sunlight to cool the planet? Astronomer Roger Angel proposes to find out.
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  • Taking the Ocean´s Pulse
    Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently tested a new device, the Environmental Sample Processor, designed to probe the the ocean depths. Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman joined them on a day-long voyage and filed this report on their progress.
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  • Taking the Ocean´s Pulse
    Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently tested a new device, the Environmental Sample Processor, designed to probe the the ocean depths. Astrobiology Magazine Field Research Editor Henry Bortman joined them on a day-long voyage and filed this report on their progress.
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  • Science vs. Exploration: A Piggyback Solution?
    Which is a better investment, science or exploration? The question is almost as old as the space program itself, and answering it won´t get any easier as humans move toward establishing a lunar base. But could science be an inevitable outgrowth of exploration?
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  • Earth's Hazy Past
    Recent experiments suggest that early Earth may have been covered by a haze similar to Titan.
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  • Earth’s Hazy Past
    Recent experiments suggest that early Earth may have been covered by a haze similar to Titan.
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  • Looking for Microbial Martians
    A miniature detector, 1 million times more sensitive than the ones carried by Viking, will search for amino acids on Mars. The detector will be sent to Mars aboard the European Space Agency´s ExoMars spacecraft, scheduled for a 2013 launch.
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