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Earth is bombarded at random

Do mass extinctions, like the fall of the dinosaurs, and the formation of large impact craters on Earth occur together at regular intervals? "This question has been under discussion for more than thirty years now," says Matthias ...

dateMar 07, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Cryovolcanism on dwarf planet Ceres

Among the most striking features on the surface of Ceres are the bright spots in the center of Occator crater which stood out already as NASA's space probe Dawn approached the dwarf planet. Scientists under the leadership ...

dateMar 06, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Synthetic biology to help colonize Mars

Shannon Dangle finished her PhD ready to take on a new challenge and set her sights on research to help make Mars colonization possible. But she isn't pursuing research on rocket fuels or space suits. She's using synthetic ...

dateMar 06, 2017 in Space Exploration
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