Astrobiology

Mars Icebreaker Life mission

Missions to Mars have only scratched its surface. To go deeper, scientists are proposing a spacecraft that can drill into the Red Planet to potentially find signs of life.

dateMay 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?

(Phys.org)—Astronomers find planets in strange places and wonder if they might support life. One such place would be in orbit around a white or brown dwarf. While neither is a star like the sun, both glow and so could be ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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The toughest life on Earth

You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation but still life survives. ESA’s research on the International Space Station is giving credibility to theories that life came from outer ...

dateJun 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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