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The Most Dangerous Part of a Space Mission is Fire

Astronauts face multiple risks during space flight, such as microgravity and radiation exposure. Microgravity can decrease bone density, and radiation…

2 days ago

What Can Early Earth Teach Us About the Search for Life?

Earth is the only life-supporting planet we know of, so it's tempting to use it as a standard in the…

2 months ago

Juno Measures How Much Oxygen is Being Produced by Europa

If the periodic table listed the elements in order of their importance to life, then oxygen might bully its way…

5 months ago

Is K2-18b Covered in Oceans of Water or Oceans of Lava?

In the search for potentially life-supporting exoplanets, liquid water is the key indicator. Life on Earth requires liquid water, and…

6 months ago

Webb Finds Icy Complex Organic Molecules Around Protostars: Ethanol, Methane, Formaldehyde, Formic Acid and Much More

In the quest to understand how and where life might arise in the galaxy, astronomers search for its building blocks.…

7 months ago

Astronomers Have Been Watching a Supernova’s Debris Cloud Expand for Decades with Hubble

Twenty thousand years ago, a star in the constellation Cygnus went supernova. Like all supernovae, the explosion released a staggering…

10 months ago

How Do Lava Worlds Become Earth-Like, Living Planets?

Earth was once entirely molten. Planetary scientists call this phase in a planet's evolution a magma ocean, and Earth may…

10 months ago

Airbus Developed a System To Extract Oxygen and Metal From Lunar Regolith

New technologies utilizing material found in space are constantly popping up, sometimes from smaller companies and sometimes from larger ones.…

1 year ago

Scientists Discover a New Way Exoplanets Could Make Oxygen; Unfortunately, it Doesn’t Require Life

Finding oxygen in an exoplanet's atmosphere is a clue that life may be at work. On Earth, photosynthetic organisms absorb…

2 years ago

Europa Could be Pulling Oxygen Down Below the Ice to Feed Life

Jupiter's moon Europa is a prime candidate in the search for life. The frozen moon has a subsurface ocean, and…

2 years ago