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Underwater Robot Captures its First Sample 500 Meters Below the Surface of the Ocean

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) says their underwater robot has just completed the first-ever automated underwater sampling operation. The…

2 days ago

Almost 800,000 Years Ago, an Enormous Meteorite Struck Earth. Now We Know Where.

20% of the surface of Earth's Eastern Hemisphere is littered with a certain kind of rock. Black, glossy blobs called…

4 days ago

It’s Snowing Iron Near the Earth’s Core

New research by a team of geophysicists has revealed that "snow" could be a regular feature in Earth's core region.

2 weeks ago

Cool Photo of Canadarm2 With its Dextre Hand. Oh and the Earth. That’s Nice Too.

Check out this image of the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) Canadarm2 on the International Space Station. The CSA's Dextre is…

1 month ago

Science Fiction Might Be Right After All. There Might Be Breathable Atmospheres Across the Universe

The last few years has seen an explosion of exoplanet discoveries. Some of those worlds are in what we deem…

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North and South America, At Night

Along with all of their space-exploration, planet-hunting, and astronomy-based endeavours, NASA also keeps a very keen eye on Earth. In…

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We Know We’re Made of Stardust. But Did it Come From Red Giants?

We've all heard this one: when you drink a glass of water, that water has already been through a bunch…

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IKEA’s New Collection is Inspired by the Challenges of Living on Mars

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is a simulated Martian habitat in Utah. It's owned by the Mars Society, and…

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Landslides Work Differently on Mars, and Now We Might Know Why

Some landslides, both here on Earth and on Mars, behave in a puzzling way: They flow a lot further than…

2 months ago

Finally! Scientists Find a Place on Earth with Liquid Water But No Life

In recent years research into extremophiles has captured the interest of astrobiologists. The discovery of lifeforms in some of Earth's…

2 months ago