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Will we contaminate Europa?

Europa is probably the best place in the solar system to go searching for life. But before they're launched, any spacecraft we send will need to be squeaky clean so don't contaminate the place with our filthy Earth bacteria.

dateNov 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Uranus' "Frankenstein moon" Miranda

Ever since the Voyager space probes ventured into the outer Solar System, scientists and astronomers have come to understand a great deal of this region of space. In addition to the four massive gas giants that call the outer ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Dust particles from afar

When in 1990 the solar probe Ulysses embarked on its 19-year-long exploration tour, the participating researchers turned their attention not only to our Sun, but also to significantly smaller research objects: interstellar ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Astronomy
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