origin of life

Lightning Strikes Helped Life get an Early Start on Earth

So, you want to create life? You're going to need some ingredients first. On Earth four billion years ago, you…

3 weeks ago

The Meteor Impact that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Created a Vast Underground Hydrothermal System

The Chicxulub impact event was an enormous catastrophe that left a huge imprint on the Earth's surface. Not only did…

10 months ago

NASA’s Outbound OSIRIS-Rex Asteroid Sampler Snaps ‘First-Light’ Images

NASA’s newest planetary probe, the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sampling spacecraft, is merrily snapping its ‘First-Light’ images following the successful power up…

5 years ago

Bound for Bennu, OSIRIS-REx Begins Trailblazing Asteroid Sampling Sortie for Life’s Origins – Sunset Launch Gallery

Ken UT 12 September 2016 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Bound for Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx robotic explorer began a trailblazing…

5 years ago

OSIRIS-REx Blasts off on 7 Year Sampling Trek to Asteroid Bennu and Back

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - NASA’s OSIRIS-REx hi tech robotic explorer blasted off this evening in spectacular fashion from the…

5 years ago

OSIRIS-Rex Asteroid Mission Seeks to Search for Origin of Life Chemistry

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - OSIRIS-Rex, NASA’s first mission to retrieve and return samples of “pristine materials” from the surface…

5 years ago

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampling Probe Assembled at Florida Launch Base for Sep. 8 Blastoff — Cleanroom Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - OSIRIS-Rex, the first American sponsored probe aimed at retrieving “pristine materials” from the surface of…

5 years ago

Rosetta Orbiter Approved for Extended Mission and Bold Comet Landing

Rosetta will attempt comet landing This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 15 June…

6 years ago

NASA Selects OSIRIS-REx as first US Asteroid Sampling Mission

[/caption] NASA officials announced the selection of OSIRIS-Rex as the next US robotic planetary science mission and which will pave…

10 years ago