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For decades, planetary geologists have speculated that glaciers might once have crept through Valles Marineris, the 2000-mile-long chasm that...
Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule – one with a branched structure –...
Astronomers usually have to peer very far into the distance to see back in time, and view the Universe as it was when it was young. This new NASA/ESA...
As I write this, a team of engineers and scientists will be nervously watching the clock (in fact they are probably in their beds not sleeping). They...
No one has ever directly observed gravitational waves, phenomena predicted by Einstein's theory of General Relativity, and such a discovery would...
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer detects positrons in cosmic ray flux that hint at dark matter's origin. Researchers at MIT’s Laboratory for Nuclear...
A team of researchers, including an astronomer from Michigan State University, has discovered a huge black hole at the center of an ultra-compact...
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. The...
Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as...
Ever since the formulation of Newton’s laws of motion (and maybe even before that), one of the popular philosophical ways of looking at the world was...

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