organic chemistry

One of the Building Blocks of Life Can Form in the Harsh Environment of Deep Space Itself. No Star Required

In many ways, stars are the engines of creation. Their energy drives a whole host of processes necessary for life.…

11 months ago

Curiosity Finds Organic Molecules That Could Have Been Produced by Life on Mars

What do coal, crude oil, and truffles have in common? Go ahead. We'll wait. The answer is thiophenes, a molecule…

2 years ago

A Jarful of Titan Could Teach Us A Lot About Life There, and Here On Earth

Titan is a distant, exotic, and dangerous world. It's frigid temperatures and hydrocarbon chemistry is like nothing else in the…

2 years ago

Dragonfly Proposed to NASA as Daring New Frontiers Mission to Titan

The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab recently submitted a proposal to NASA for a robotic mission to Titan known…

4 years ago

Exploring Titan with Balloons and Landers

At last week's Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, scientists presented a concept for exploring Titan with balloons and landers.

5 years ago


Portrait of Curiosity assembled from raw images acquired with MAHLI on Sol 85 (Nov. 11. 2012 UTC) Credit:┬áNASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science…

9 years ago