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Weekly Space Hangout – March 7, 2014: Cosmos Premiere & NASA Budget

by Fraser Cain March 7, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Jason Major, Brian Koberlein, Alan Boyle This week’s stories: Alan Boyle (@b0yle, cosmiclog.com ): Cosmos premiere! David Andrew Dickinson (@astroguyz): Watch the Close Pass of NEO 2014 DX110 Daylight Saving time: […]

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Why Europa?

by Fraser Cain February 19, 2014

Forget Mars, the place we really want to go looking for life is Jupiter’s moon Europa. Dr. Mike Brown, a professor of planetary science at Caltech, explains what he finds so fascinating about this icy moon, and the potential we might find life swimming in its vast oceans. Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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What Are Cassini’s Most Interesting Discoveries?

by Fraser Cain January 10, 2014

We recently interviewed Dr. Kevin Grazier, on of the scientist who has worked extensively on the Cassini mission. Here’s what he had to tell us about that mission’s discoveries. “My name is Kevin Grazier. I am a planetary scientist, and for my research I do long-term integrations or simulations of early solar system evolution. I’m […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – December 27, 2013: Year in Review & Looking Forward

by Fraser Cain December 27, 2013

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: +Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein), David Dickinson (@Astroguyz), Pamela Gay (@starstryder) Big thanks to Nicole Gugliucci (@noisyastronomer) for doing a wonderful job producing this past year! Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Lithopanspermia: How Earth May Have Seeded Life on Other Solar System Bodies

by Shannon Hall December 17, 2013

With the recent discovery that Europa has geysers, and therefore definitive proof of a liquid ocean, there‚Äôs a lot of talk about the possibility of life in the outer solar system. According to a new study, there is a high probably that life spread from Earth to other planets and moons during the period of […]

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