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Blankets of Silica Aerogel Could Make Parts of Mars Habitable

The idea of somehow terra-forming Mars to make it more habitable is a visionary, sci-fi dream. But though global terra-forming…

21 hours ago

Saltwater Similar to the Earth’s Oceans has been Seen on Europa. Another Good Reason Why We Really Need to Visit This Place

Jupiter's moon Europa is an intriguing world. It's the smoothest body in the Solar System, and the sixth-largest moon in…

1 month ago

Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it

A new study supported by NASA has revealed that an ancient ocean on Venus might have been what slowed down…

2 months ago

Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it.

One of the more interesting and rewarding aspects of astronomy and space exploration is seeing science fiction become science fact.…

10 months ago

With All These New Planets Found in the Habitable Zone, Maybe it’s Time to Fine Tune the Habitable Zone

According to a new study from the Earth-Life Science Institute, it may be time to fine-tune what astronomers mean by…

12 months ago

The Black Hole Ultimate Solar System: a Supermassive Black Hole, 9 Stars and 550 Planets

Physicist Dr. Sean Raymond recently created a hypothetical system where 550 planets and 9 Suns orbit around a central black…

1 year ago

Chandra Observatory Checks to Make Sure Alpha Centauri is Safe, You Know, in Case We Decide to Visit

Using over a decade of data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, a new study indicates that the Alpha Centauri…

1 year ago

Huge Sheets of Ice Found Hidden Just Beneath the Surface of Mars

A recent study based on data from multiple orbiters indicates that Mars has multiple sheets of subsurface ice, and they…

2 years ago

Water Worlds Don’t Stay Wet for Very Long

A new study led by Princeton University shows that water worlds are likely to be stripped of their atmospheres (and…

2 years ago

Looking for Signs of Life on Distant Planets Just Got Easier

A recent study from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet…

2 years ago