• Water may have played a role in forming plains of volcanic glass that spread across nearly a third of Mars. The discovery of this volcanic glass could steer scientists toward subglacial lakes where martian life could thrive.
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  • Rocks from Mars can teach us much about the red planet - its geology, its climate, and whether or not it ever hosted life. A new study says that looking for evidence of past life on Mars should be one of the driving
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  • Jupiter's icy moon is subject to constant and significant blasts of radiation. A new experiment attempts to determine how deep life must lay beneath the crust in order to survive. This will be important for future missions looking for life on Europa.
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  • The pattern of clouds on Earth is largely determined by the arrangement of the continents below. Now, astronomers are modeling the clouds at different periods in Earth’s past to better understand what alien worlds might look like.
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  • Rocky moons that orbit gas giant planet and reside in the habitable zone of their star could contain the seeds of life. Thanks to new research, finding those moons just got a little easier.
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  • Planets that are tidally locked, with the same side always facing their sun, could end up with climates that spiral out of control.
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  • NASA's New Horizon mission should be able to learn whether liquid water exists a hundred miles beneath Pluto's surface.
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  • NASA's New Horizon mission should be able to learn whether liquid water exists a hundred miles beneath Pluto's surface.
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  • Examining the wealth of data from Kepler, astronomers have seen a positive correlation between stellar composition and planetary formation, a correlation that could affect how we search for life in the universe.
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  • Examinando la riqueza de los datos del telescopio Kepler, los astrónomos han visto una correlación positiva entre la composición estelar y la formación planetaria, una correlación que podría afectar la manera en que buscamos vida en el universo.
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