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A material way to make Mars habitable

People have long dreamed of re-shaping the Martian climate to make it livable for humans. Carl Sagan was the first outside of the realm...

Ice-squeezed aquifers might create marsquakes

As the Mars InSight lander begins listening to the interior of Mars, some scientists are already proposing that some marsquakes could be signals of...

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years...

A family of comets reopens the debate about the origin of...

Where did the Earth's water come from? Although comets, with their icy nuclei, seem like ideal candidates, analyses have so far shown that their...

‘Fettuccine’ may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers...

A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in...

Oldest meteorite collection on Earth found in one of the driest...

Earth is bombarded every year by rocky debris, but the rate of incoming meteorites can change over time. Finding enough meteorites scattered on the...

On Mars, sands shift to a different drum

Wind has shaped the face of Mars for millennia, but its exact role in piling up sand dunes, carving out rocky escarpments or filling...

Magma is the key to the moon’s makeup

For more than a century, scientists have squabbled over how Earth's moon formed. But researchers at Yale and in Japan say they may have...

NASA’s InSight detects first likely ‘quake’ on Mars

NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake." The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic...

Mercury has a solid inner core

Mercury Have Metallic Cores Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury's outer core is composed of liquid metal,...

First Direct Images of a Black Hole

An international team of over 200 astronomers, including scientists from MIT's Haystack Observatory, has captured the first direct images of a black hole. They...

Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars

The mystery of methane on Mars may finally be solved as scientists Monday confirmed the presence of the life-indicating gas on the Red Planet...

Ancient asteroid impacts played a role in creation of Earth’s future...

The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth that later...

Scientists find increase in asteroid impacts on ancient Earth by studying...

An international team of scientists is challenging our understanding of a part of Earth's history by looking at the Moon, the most complete and...

Detective mission to characterise and trace the history of a new...

Wits researchers go on a mission to describe, classify and trace the 4.5 billion-year-old history of a meteorite that landed in Madagascar. Researchers from Wits...

Huge Crater Discovered in Greenland

An international team lead by researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen have discovered a...

Naturally occurring ‘batteries’ fueled organic carbon synthesis on Mars

Mars' organic carbon may have originated from a series of electrochemical reactions between briny liquids and volcanic minerals, according to new analyses of three...

The formation of large meteorite craters is unraveled

About 66 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Earth of the Yucatan Peninsula in what is now Mexico. This event triggered a mass...

Meteorite bombardment likely to have created the Earth’s oldest rocks

Scientists have found that 4.02-billion-year-old silica-rich felsic rocks from the Acasta River, Canada -- the oldest rock formation known on Earth -- probably formed...

Mars valleys traced back to precipitation

The surface of Mars bears imprints of structures that resemble fluvial steam networks on Earth. Scientists therefore assume that there must have been once...

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