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February 2017 Science Images

Posted March 1st, 2017 at 4:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Study: Lakes On Ancient Mars; Scientists Say They Know Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)
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New Caltech Study Finds That Mars Once Had Lakes A couple of weeks ago the science world was all a twitter after NASA announced that its scientists had found evidence of flowing water on Mars. The excitement raised expectations that life may exist on the Red Planet since, as some say, where there’s water, there’s life. […]

Scientists Find Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 2:27 pm (UTC-4)
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Previous studies have indicated that liquid water once flowed on the Red Planet. Some even suggested that at one time, Mars held great quantities of H2O. But scientists now believe that most of the Planet’s current water supply exists solely in ice or vapor form. In a recent analysis of data produced by NASA’s Mars […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted June 27th, 2014 at 6:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Science Scanner: Curiosity’s Mars Selfie, Jurassic Caterpillar & an X-ray of Dark Matter?

Posted June 25th, 2014 at 7:26 pm (UTC-4)
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Odd X-ray Signal Might be Sign of Dark Matter Strange X-ray emissions from galaxy clusters– hundreds of galaxies connected to each other by gravity–are providing clues about mysterious dark matter. Dark matter–if it really does exist–is thought to be invisible, doesn’t produce or attract light, and makes up a majority, 84.5 percent, of the matter […]

Curiosity Determines Age of Martian Rocks

Posted December 13th, 2013 at 7:33 pm (UTC-4)
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The Curiosity Rover has accomplished yet another first as it continues its amazing journey across the Martian landscape. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have been able to successfully determine the age of a Martian rock. But what makes this finding special is that, for the first time, scientists have been able to […]

Fresh Water Once Flowed in Ancient Mars Lake

Posted December 9th, 2013 at 9:09 pm (UTC-4)
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NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory – Curiosity Rover – was sent to Mars some 16 months ago with a major objective of finding evidence of a past environment that would be well suited to supporting microbial life. Today, a team of mission researchers, writing in a series of papers published in the journal Science, said that […]

Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

Posted September 27th, 2013 at 6:33 pm (UTC-4)
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The first scoop of Martian soil analyzed by Curiosity Rover’s built-in laboratory has revealed a high amount of water in the soil, according to NASA. “One of the most exciting results from this very first solid sample ingested by Curiosity is the high percentage of water in the soil,” said Curiosity researcher Laurie Leshin, of […]

Evidence of Water Found on Mars

Posted May 31st, 2013 at 6:22 pm (UTC-4)
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The Curiosity rover has discovered an ancient stream bed that suggests water, possibly lots of it, once flowed on Mars. In a new study,  scientists say their findings represent the first on-site evidence of sustained water flow on the Martian landscape. The discovery also supports the theory Mars would have once been able to host […]

Curiosity Beams Back Stunning Mars Images, Human Voice

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 6:46 pm (UTC-4)
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NASA’s Curiosity rover has beamed back spectacular HD photos of the Martian surface. Captured by a 100-millimeter telephoto lens and 34-milllimeter wide angle lens, the images show the dark dunes,  layered rock and canyons of Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed. NASA also released photos of Curiosity at work as […]

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