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A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.
A most unlikely venue, nearly one billion miles away, is giving scientists glimpses of the events that nurtured life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago.
Researchers using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed that Titan has a layer of liquid water under its ice shell.
Phoebe, one of Saturn’s 60+ moons, has been found to have planet-like properties, NASA scientists discovered while analyzing swarms of data collected and transmitted by the Cassini orbiter.
Saturn's moon Titan ripples with mountains, and scientists have been trying to figure out how they form.
Jonathan Lunine's research involves spacecraft missions and the exploration of planets, moons and other celestial bodies in our solar system and beyond.
By precisely tracking NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its low swoops over Saturn's moon Titan, scientists have determined the distribution of materials in the moon's interior.
NASA has awarded five-year grants, averaging $7 million each, to 10 research teams from across the country to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
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