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Why Is Venus So Horrible?

Venus really sucks. It's as hot as an oven with a dense, poisonous atmosphere. But how did it get that…

8 years ago

Rosetta’s Instruments Direct Scientists to Look Elsewhere for the Source of Earth’s Water

Where did all of our water come from? What might seem like a simple question has challenged and intrigued planetary…

8 years ago

What Strange Places Are Habitable?

Everywhere we look on Earth, we find life. Even in the strangest corners of planet. What other places in the…

8 years ago

Some Of Earth’s Water Could Be A Million Years Older Than The Solar System

A new model suggests that up to half of the water on Earth may be older than the Sun and…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 352: Water, Water Everywhere!

Where ever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar…

8 years ago

Hubble Finds 3 (Relatively) Dry Exoplanets, Raising Questions About Water Outside The Solar System

Surprise! Three planets believed to be good candidates for having water vapor in their atmosphere actually have much lower quantities…

8 years ago

Rosetta Detects Water on its Target Comet

It's no surprise that there is a lot of water in comets. The "dirty snowballs" (or dusty ice-balls, more accurately)…

8 years ago

New Technique Finds Water in Exoplanet Atmospheres

As more and more exoplanets are identified and confirmed by various observational methods, the still-elusive "holy grail" is the discovery…

9 years ago

Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?

Anyone who's ever seen a map or a globe easily knows that the surface of our planet is mostly covered…

9 years ago

Hubble Discovers Water Plumes Erupting from Europa

It's been known since 2005 that Saturn's 300-mile-wide moon Enceladus has geysers spewing ice and dust out into orbit from…

9 years ago