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Was This Ridge Habitable? Mars Curiosity Eyes Nearby Mountain

So Curiosity has been on Mars for an Earth year and is now, slowly, making its way over to that…

9 years ago

Wet Asteroid’s Remains Found In Old Star That Could Have Hosted Habitable Planets

Remains of a water-filled asteroid are circling a dying white dwarf star, right now, about 150 light-years from us. The…

9 years ago

Where Did the Earth’s Water Come From?

This question comes from Andrew Bumford and Steven Stormont. In a previous episode I’ve talked about how the entire Solar…

9 years ago

“Oddball” Asteroid is Really a Comet

It's a case of mistaken identity: a near-Earth asteroid with a peculiar orbit turns out not to be an asteroid…

9 years ago

Massive Storm Reveals Water Deep Within Saturn’s Atmosphere

Remember the huge storm that erupted on Saturn in late 2010? It was one of the largest storms ever observed…

9 years ago

Evidence of Internal Moon Water Found

Scientists have detected magmatic water — water that originates from deep within the Moon's interior — on the surface of…

9 years ago

Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Chilling First-Hand Account of His Mishap in Space

On July 16, Expedition 36 astronauts Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano had to cut a planned 7-hour spacewalk short after…

9 years ago

The Latest from Mars: Dried up Riverbed May Have Flowed into an Ancient Ocean

When it comes to Mars, the hot topic of study is water – a prerequisite for life. While liquid water…

9 years ago

LRO Makes a Map of the Moon’s Water

The Moon might seem like a poor place to hunt for water, but in fact there's a decent amount of…

10 years ago

Curiosity Once Again in Safe Mode – If Only Briefly

Not even two and a half weeks after a memory glitch that sent NASA's Curiosity rover into a safe mode…

10 years ago