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Billion Year-Old Water Found On Earth May Hold Key To Finding Life On Mars
2013-05-16 10:31:00

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online How did life begin? This question has been the focus of intense research for centuries, and while we have made significant strides, the answer still eludes us. Understanding how the first proteins, amino acids, and other organic compounds came together to form the first living cells is vital in our search for finding potential life on other worlds. And we have long thought that the key to life, here on Earth anyway, is...

Water On Mars Could Mean The Planet Is Habitable
2011-12-12 09:01:24

Scientists from the Australian National University have found that “large regions” of the Red Planet could actually sustain terrestrial life. The results are based on the scientists´ findings that extensive regions of the sub-surface of Mars could contain water and be at comfortable enough temperatures to support at least microbial life. In the study -- An Extensive Phase Space for the Potential Martian Biosphere -- published today in the Astrobiology Journal,...

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2010-05-24 13:12:58

Weird orbits of neighbors can make 'habitable' planets not so habitable Astronomers hunting for planets orbiting nearby stars similar to the sun are looking for signs of rocky, Earth-like planets in a "habitable" zone, where conditions such as temperature and liquid water remain stable enough to support life. New findings from computer modeling indicate that some of those exoplanets might fluctuate between being habitable and being inhospitable to life because of the forces exerted by giant...

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2009-07-21 09:10:00

Life on Earth came from other planets. So concludes a major scientific article which will appear in the inaugural issue of the online science journal,  Cosmology. For thousands of years scientists and theologians have debated the origins of Earthly life. Surprisingly, most scientists and the Catholic Church are of the same mind and embrace the theory of "abiogenesis" also known as the "organic soup." In the Judeo-Christian Bible, the story of Genesis, it is stated: "And God said, Let the...

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2008-10-03 14:20:00

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. The interdisciplinary teams will become new members of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, located at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. Teams from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu; Arizona State University in Tempe; the Carnegie Institution of Washington; Pennsylvania State University...

2008-10-02 18:00:04

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Dwayne Brown, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 1726, dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov, Michael Mewhinney, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., +1-650-604-3937, michael.s.mewhinney@nasa.gov, both of NASA MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. The...

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2008-09-24 11:00:00

Two terrestrial planets orbiting a mature sun-like star some 300 light-years from Earth recently suffered a violent collision, astronomers at UCLA, Tennessee State University and the California Institute of Technology will report in a December issue of the Astrophysical Journal, the premier journal of astronomy and astrophysics. "It's as if Earth and Venus collided with each other," said Benjamin Zuckerman, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy and a co-author on the paper. "Astronomers...

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2008-05-24 09:46:41

ANU astronomers have found there is nothing special about the Sun after conducting the most comprehensive comparison of it with other stars "“ adding weight to the idea that life could be common in the universe. Scientists have long argued about whether or not the Earth has some special characteristics that led to the evolution of life. PhD researcher Jose Robles and Dr Charley Lineweaver from the Planetary Science Institute at ANU contend that this is a difficult question to answer...

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2008-04-16 14:15:00

Is there anybody out there? Probably not, according to a scientist from the University of East Anglia. A mathematical model produced by Prof Andrew Watson suggests that the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are low, given the time it has taken for beings such as humans to evolve and the remaining life span of Earth.Structurally complex and intelligent life evolved late on Earth and it has already been suggested that this process might be governed by a small number of very...

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2008-03-12 13:55:00

Ten questions driving the geological and planetary sciences were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. Aimed at reflecting the major scientific issues facing earth science at the start of the 21st century, the questions represent where the field stands, how it arrived at this point, and where it may be headed."With all the advancements over the last 20 years, we can now get a better picture of Earth by looking at it from micro- to macro-perspectives, such as...


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