A new study by researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that the chemicals necessary for life as we know it might be limited on Europa and other “ocean worlds”.
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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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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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NASA has released a mosaic image that shows exactly where the Cassini probe would crash into Saturn’s atmosphere, mere hours before it did!
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According to a new study led by the Planetary Science Institute, Europa and Enceladus may have surfaces that are too soft for future missions to land on.
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Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting life on other worlds.
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According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be
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A new study by an international team of researchers has shown that Enceladus has been producing enough energy in its interior to keep a warm water ocean for billions of years.
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NASA recently unveiled their SELFI instrument, which will search Enceladus’ plumes to look for signs of life in the interior
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Thanks to the over 500,000 pictures taken by the Cassini mission, Google Maps has created a mapping tool that allows users to virtually explore the Solar System.
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