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Vast lake of liquid water discovered on Mars

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:00
A large lake of liquid water lurking just below Mars' surface could end the debate over whether the Red Planet still has flowing water.
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Exploring The Lost Moons Of Our Solar System

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 04:00
On Tuesday, Jupiter officially “gained” 10-12 moons. But that doesn’t make up for the dozens of moons the solar system has lost over time. Unlike the recent crop, the long lost moons were of pretty substantial size. This includes even a few now missing moons for Jupiter. The king of our planets started out in a gas envelope, like the other planets. It’s system had quite a bit of heft, but the slow drag of this cloud may have pulled in moons as large as Mercury into the i
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Life on the Moon? Maybe long ago

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 04:00
Today, the Moon is about as inhospitable to life as it gets. The little water that’s there is trapped in ice or rock. It’s otherwise dry and airless, fluctuating in temperature by hundreds of degrees anywhere the sun shines. But long ago? That’s an entirely different story. New research published in Astrobiology suggests that the Moon may have been shockingly habitable in the past during at least two periods — shortly after the Moon formed, and when volcanic activity was
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Andromeda may have eaten the Milky Way’s long-lost sibling

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 04:00
Some 2 billion years ago, a massive collision between two galactic heavyweights kick-started a burst of star formation in the Local Group’s largest galaxy.
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