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2009-04-02 08:24:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientist Michael Mumma and his team of researchers have discovered methane on Mars, indicating the planet is still alive -- either in a biologic or geologic sense. "The big question is, 'What is the origin of this methane now being released,'" Mumma says. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) While living systems produce more than 90 percent of Earth's atmospheric methane, other purely geological processes,...

2009-01-15 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of NASA and university scientists has achieved the first definitive detection of methane in the atmosphere of Mars. This discovery indicates the planet is either biologically or geologically active. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The team found methane in the Martian atmosphere by carefully observing the planet throughout several Mars years with NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility and the W.M. Keck...

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2009-01-15 16:00:00

NASA TV's broadcast on Thursday confirmed that Mars is, indeed, an active planet in our solar system, as the first definitive detection of methane gas has been released into the red planet's atmosphere. Michael Meyer, the lead scientists of the Mars program at NASA, headed a broadcast panel of NASA and University scientists who stated that it is not yet known whether the methane sources were produced geologically or biologically"”suggesting microbial activity of an alien nature. Michael...

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2005-09-20 09:00:00

NASA -- Comet Tempel-1 may have been born in the region of the solar system occupied by Uranus and Neptune today, according to one possibility from an analysis of the comet's debris blasted into space by NASA's Deep Impact mission. If correct, the observation supports a wild scenario for the solar system's youth, where the planets Uranus and Neptune may have traded places and scattered comets to deep space. "Our observation is a definitive investigation revealing the composition of comet...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.