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22/06/2018 07:56 PM
Strange Landscapes on Mars were Created by Explosive Volcanoes

According to a new study from Johns Hopkins University, Mars' Medusa Fossae region was created by volcanic activity, a finding which has serious implications for the planet's past habitability.

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21/06/2018 11:22 PM
New Model Predicts That We’re Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe

According to a new study by three famed scientists, the Fermi Paradox may have a simple resolution - humanity is the only intelligent species in our galaxy!

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21/06/2018 01:41 AM
How an Advanced Civilization Could Stop Dark Energy From Preventing Their Future Exploration

In a new study, an astrophysicist proposed how an advanced civilization might survive the inevitable expansion of the Universe, and how me might search for them.

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20/06/2018 05:37 PM
Weekly Space Hangout: June 20, 2018: Dr. Jillian Scudder’s Astroquizzical

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: This week, we welcome Dr. Jillian Scudder who will be telling us about her new book, Astroquizzical (Icon, June 2018) in which she takes us […]

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20/06/2018 04:46 AM
Could Cyanobacteria Help to Terraform Mars?

A team of international scientists recently conducted a study that indicates that cyanobacteria can conduct photosynthesis in low-light conditions, which has implications for plans to terraform Mars.

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17/06/2018 06:36 PM
Ceres Has Even More Organic Molecules on it Than Previously Thought

According to a new study from Brown University, it appears Ceres has more organic molecules on its surface than previously thought

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15/06/2018 08:07 PM
A Meteoroid Smashed Into the Side of a Crater on Mars and Then Started a Landslide

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) recently captured an image of an impact crater on Mars that triggered an avalanche that left behind a dark streak.

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15/06/2018 06:15 PM
The Black Hole Ultimate Solar System: a Supermassive Black Hole, 9 Stars and 550 Planets

Physicist Dr. Sean Raymond recently created a hypothetical system where 550 planets and 9 Suns orbit around a central black hole, with fascinating results!

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14/06/2018 06:41 PM
What’s the Minimum Number of People you Should Send in a Generational Ship to Proxima Centauri?

In a series of new studies, a pair of French researchers tackle the question of how many people would need to be sent on an interstellar journey to ensure that a healthy crew arrives.

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14/06/2018 12:34 AM
One Way to Find Aliens Would be to Search for Artificial Rings of Satellites: Clarke Belts

In a new study, astrophysicist Hector Socas-Navarro proposes searching for aliens by looking for signs of dense satellite rings around planets - aka. Clarke Belts.

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