A new study conducted with the support of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has theorized that life may exist on the undersides of Europa’s icy surface.
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Three new studies have been released based on Juno data that have revealed new things about Jupiter’s atmospheric bands and interior.
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For the first time, team of ESA scientists recently developed and tested an air-breathing electric thruster, which could open the way for an entirely new class of satellite
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According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely to be delayed again, and exceed its cost cap.
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A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making them ideal for future studies
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A recent study by a team of German scientists has demonstrated that a certain strain of Earth bacteria could survive on Enceladus
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Since it landed on Mars in 2012, the Curiosity rover has used its drill to gather samples from a total of 15 sites. These samples are then deposited into two of Curiosity’s laboratory instruments – the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) or the Chemistry and Mineralogy X-ray Diffraction (CheMin) instrument – where they are examined […]
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While taking pictures of the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, the Mars Express probe also captures pictures of Saturn in the background
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In preparation for its maiden flight, StratoLaunch’s Roc aircraft – the largest aircraft in the world – recently conducted its second successful taxi test
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Despite thousands of years of research and observation, there is much that astronomers still don’t know about the Milky Way Galaxy. At present, astronomers estimate that it spans 100,000 to 180,000 light-years in diameter and consisting of 100 to 400 billion stars. In addition, for decades, there have been unresolved questions about how the structure […]
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