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NASA’S MAVEN Solves Mars Atmosphere Mystery

Posted November 6th, 2015 at 4:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Last month NASA dropped a bombshell when it announced it had found evidence of water flowing on Mars. Yesterday the space agency held a press conference at its Washington headquarters to announce that they may have solved a decades-old mystery of what happened to the Martian atmosphere and its water, when they presented new findings […]

September 2015 Science Images

Posted September 30th, 2015 at 9:43 pm (UTC-5)
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Scientists Find Jupiter’s Younger Sibling

Posted August 15th, 2015 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group of scientists have discovered a new exoplanet they say resembles a young Jupiter. Called 51 Eridani b, the gas giant is about 100 light years away, has twice the mass of Jupiter, orbits its star – 51 Eridani – at a distance comparable to between Saturn and Uranus in our solar system and […]

New Sunspot Index Breaks Link Between Solar Activity and Climate Change

Posted August 11th, 2015 at 2:42 pm (UTC-5)

A newly updated analysis of sunspot numbers over the last 400 years suggests solar activity has nothing to do with climate change, a discovery that eliminates a key argument used by those who question human caused climate change. Some of those who suggest that climate change is not anthropogenic in nature contend that changes in the […]

NASA Camera Snaps Images of the Moon Crossing Face of The Earth

Posted August 8th, 2015 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Since the beginning of the space age more than 50 years ago, NASA, the U.S. space agency, has provided the world with spectacular images of our planet, solar system and universe. Now, NASA has just released an amazing ‘animated gif’ (see above) that shows the moon as it moves across of the sunlit side of […]

July 2015 Science Images

Posted July 31st, 2015 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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June 2015 Science Images

Posted June 29th, 2015 at 6:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Calling ET: NASA Expands Search for Alien Life

Posted April 27th, 2015 at 10:48 pm (UTC-5)

The search for life beyond our own solar system has taken a major step forward with a new interdisciplinary research coalition devoted to the search for life in the cosmos. Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) will be made up of research teams from several NASA facilities, 10 U.S. universities and two research institutions, according […]

Mercury’s Surface ‘Painted’ With Carbon from Comets

Posted March 30th, 2015 at 2:39 pm (UTC-5)
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A first glance, the planet Mercury looks a lot like our Moon, both gray and pockmarked with craters after being bombarded with meteorites and blasted by the solar wind over the millennia.  Some take the similarity further, referring to them as “twins.” The color of Mercury’s surface though is much darker than the moon, so […]

Rosetta Mission Fuels Argument About Origin of Earth’s Water

Posted December 12th, 2014 at 9:08 pm (UTC-5)
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The debate about the origin of Earth’s water just got deeper. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta has sent back some interesting information regarding water vapor it detected and analyzed on its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. According to the ESA and an international group of scientists, the analysis shows that the chemical composition of […]