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A fizzy ocean on Enceladus

For years researchers have been debating whether Enceladus, a tiny moon floating just outside Saturn's rings, is home to a vast underground ocean. Is it wet--or not? Now, new evidence is tipping the scales. ...

Jan 27, 2011
5 / 5 (29) 52 | with audio podcast

Searching for life on Mars

The first and only attempts to search for life on Mars were the Viking missions launched in 1975. Now scientists are suggesting the next decade of robotic probes sent to the red planet should make the search ...

Nov 11, 2010
4.9 / 5 (12) 11 | with audio podcast

Diving Robot Discovers Life in the Slow Lane

Scientists have found amazingly diverse microbial life in the world's deepest water-filled sinkhole, even down where sunlight can't reach. The discovery adds new insight into life’s ability to thrive in ...

Aug 05, 2010
4.8 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Drilling Down into Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Phoenix lander revealed water ice mere inches beneath the martian surface, and chemical evidence from the landing site strongly hints that the region is habitable. But learning whether ...

Jun 08, 2010
4.8 / 5 (17) 3 | with audio podcast