Scientists and engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have prepared a next-generation tire which will fare much better on Mars and other harsh environments.
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Members of Project Lyra recently published a study advocating a mission to `Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid discovered to date.
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When robotic missions first began to land on the surface of Mars in the 1970s, they revealed a harsh, cold and desiccated landscape. This effectively put an end generations of speculation about “Martian canals” and the possibility of life on Mars. But as our efforts to explore the Red Planet have continued, scientists have found […]
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The theory of Panspermia states that life exists through the cosmos, and is distributed between planets, stars and even galaxies by asteroids, comets, meteors and planetoids. In this respect, life began on Earth about 4 billion years ago after microorganisms hitching a ride on space rocks landed on the surface. Over the years, considerable research […]
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A new study by Professor Claudius Gros – who proposed The Genesis Project – indicates how magnetic sails could be used to brake an interstellar mission.
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A new study by a team of international researchers shows that the interstellar asteroid `Oumuamua is pretty odd in terms of its appearance
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A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after all, but actually has a thick, Earth-like atmosphere.
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In a recent announcement, the STScI announced the first targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will be studying once its deployed
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A new study led by researchers from NASA JPL has provided compelling evidence for the existence of a mantle plume beneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
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The ESO has announced the discovery of an exoplanet around a nearby “quiet” red dwarf star, which makes it more likely to be habitable
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