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A promising spot for life on Mars

As NASA's Curiosity rover makes its way up the central peak of Gale Crater, it has been gathering evidence from ancient lake beds and long ago groundwater environments that are promising to life.

dateDec 15, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Nitrogen in ancient rocks a sign of early life

Nitrogen is one of the essential nutrients of life on Earth, with some organisms, such as the kinds of microbes found within the roots of legume plants, capable of converting nitrogen gas into molecules that other species ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Iron-loving bacteria a model for Mars life

Single-celled microbes are considered a living example of the kind of life that might exist elsewhere in the Universe, as they are able to survive some of the extreme conditions that exist on other worlds.

dateOct 26, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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How deadly would a nearby gamma ray burst be?

Despite the obvious doom and gloom associated with mass extinctions, they have a tendency to capture our imagination. After all, the sudden demise of the dinosaurs, presumably due to an asteroid strike, is quite an enthralling ...

dateOct 10, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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