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NASA's Curiosity rover has helped scientists discover that the ancient Red Planet harbored some of the elements necessary for life to flourish. Scientists arrived at this conclusion after a study by Curiosity’s onboard lab of the
Curiosity drilled into its first Martian rock a month ago...Tuesday, the rover team will detail the minerals and chemicals present in a gray pinch of ground-up rock. The rock results come seven months after Curiosity made a dramatic landing in an
11 March 2013 Astronomers today claimed to be a step closer to discovering alien life thanks to a new technique which allows them to make a remote reconnaissance of distant planets. A project by researchers at Cambridge University has harnessed new
Mars rover Curiosity has forced the robot to switch to a backup computer while engineers try to resolve the problem. Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "We have probably several days, maybe a week of activities to get everything back and
Enrico Fermi's much ballyhooed paradox the aging saw that If E.T...Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers since their first radio searches began more than a half century ago...In this age of planetary plenty, when by some estimates
Add another word to your vocabulary of Martian geological exploration: thwackingrepeat, not fracking, but thwacking!...On February 8th, the rover Curiosity (of the Mars Science Laboratory mission) used its drill to bore a hole (maybe more correctly,
Cold War-era aggression, or so goes one of the various conspiracy theories surrounding the Earth's most recent and noteworthy encounter with an extraterrestrial object.
To scientists' excitement, the Curiosity rover has completed its first drilling on Mars and is preparing to analyze a pinch of powdery rock. Images beamed back to Earth overnight showed a fresh drill hole next to a test hole the rover made earlier.
Jill Tarter, the conclusion of this first attempt is blunt: "No signals of extraterrestrial origin were found," Discovery News reported. With the help of the Kepler space telescope, Tarter and her team were able to identify which stars in Kepler's
A variety of organisms seem to be able to thrive under harsh conditions that are similar to extra-terrestrial places elsewhere in our solar system. So finding these extremophiles could point us towards good places to find alien life forms on other