- Aug 29, 2002University of Arkansas' researchers used a low-pressure chamber, Martian soil simulants, and an atmosphere of only hydrogen and carbon dioxide, to grow bacteria. As a Mars' simulation, the pressure is still too high by several factors, but their recipe is one step closer to an
- Aug 21, 2002With less than a year to go before the launch of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, scientists have spent the last few weeks at a high-tech summer camp. The 10-day blind test, which ran from Aug. 10 to 19, used the Field Integrated Design Operations
- Aug 20, 2002When initially launched on August 20, 1977, the Voyager missions to Jupiter and Saturn were considered mission-capable for around 5-year lives. But after 25 years, there is a good chance that another 25 years for their tour is on-course.
- Aug 9, 2002Kathie Thomas-Keprta, an astrobiologist at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston and researcher on an Applied and Environmental Microbiology study, reports: "one-quarter of the magnetite crystals embedded in the carbonates in Martian meteorite ALH84001 require biology to explain
- Aug 7, 2002When Galileo's first telescope found 4 Jovian moons, could he have imagined? The most moons ever found at once--11. Discovered by Hawaii astronomers using a 7-foot lens at Mauna Kea, the moons must have been captured from solar-orbitting asteroids.