oxygen

Earth’s Oxygen Could be Making the Moon Rust

It takes oxygen to make iron rust. So when scientists discovered hematite spread widely through lunar high latitudes, they were…

3 weeks ago

New Data Show How Phytoplankton Pumps Carbon Out of the Atmosphere at an Enormous Scale

One of the most fascinating things about planet Earth is the way that life shapes the Earth and the Earth…

5 months ago

Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?

An atmospheric drama has been playing out on Mars lately. Up until now, the main actor has been methane, and…

11 months ago

Even if Exoplanets Have Atmospheres With Oxygen, it Doesn’t Mean There’s Life There

In their efforts to find evidence of life beyond our Solar System, scientists are forced to take what is known…

2 years ago

There Might be Enough Oxygen Below the Surface of Mars to Support Life

According to new study supported by NASA, a team of researchers found that Mars may have enough oxygen in subsurface…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 3, 2017: Meredith Rawls & the LSST

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Meredith Rawls Meredith is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Astronomy at the…

4 years ago

Winged Telescope Detects Martian Atomic Oxygen

The airborne observatory SOFIA has detected atomic oxygen in Mars' upper atmosphere. It's been 40 years since oxygen has been…

4 years ago

How Do We Terraform Saturn’s Moons?

Within the Saturn system, there are many moons which could present the opportunity terraforming. But to do so presents many…

4 years ago

Why Do Red Giants Expand?

We know that the Sun will last another 5 billion years and then expand us a red giant. What will…

5 years ago

Can You Kill a Star With Iron?

Since the energy required to fuse iron is more than the energy that you get from doing it, could you…

5 years ago