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Did Ancient Martian Life Eat Rocks For Food

   28 Feb 00:00:17  |  Universe Today

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Some Earth Life Could Already Survive on Mars

   28 Feb 00:00:17  |  Universe Today

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One Type of Fast Radio Bursts? Solved

   27 Feb 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

A new study of x-ray bursts from a local magnetar confirms the origin of a fast radio burst.
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Astronomers Think They?ve Found the Neutron Star Remnant Left Behind from Supernova 1987A

   27 Feb 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

It was the brightest supernova in nearly 400 years when it lit the skies of the southern hemisphere in February 1987. Supernova 1987A – the explosion of a blue supergiant star in the nearby mini-galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud – amazed the astronomical community. It offered them an unprecedented opportunity to observe an …
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The Space Court Foundation Presents: ?Women of Color in Space

   26 Feb 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

The Space Court Foundation has launched a new series titled Women of Color in Space! Their first interview with Ruvimbo Samanga is now available for viewing.
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What a Geologist Sees When They Look at Perseverance?s Landing Site

   26 Feb 00:00:09  |  Universe Today

Geologists love fieldwork. They love getting their specialized hammers and chisels into seams in the rock, exposing unweathered surfaces and teasing out the rock’s secrets. Mars would be the ultimate field trip for many of them, but sadly, that’s not possible. Instead, we’ve sent the Perseverance rover on the field trip. But if a geologist …
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Our Part of the Galaxy is Packed with Binary Stars

   25 Feb 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

Binary star systems are everywhere. They make up a huge percentage of all known solar systems: from what we can tell, about half of all Sun-like stars have a binary partner. But we haven’t really had a chance to study them in detail yet. That’s about to change. Using data from the European Space Agency’s …
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Titan?s Atmosphere Recreated in an Earth Laboratory

   25 Feb 00:00:12  |  Universe Today

A recent study led by IBM-Zurich has recreated what goes on in Titan's atmosphere, which could help scientists find evidence of life there in the near future!
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Since Perseverance is Searching for Life, What Will it Be Looking for

   24 Feb 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

You have to be careful what you say to people. When NASA or someone else says that the Perseverance rover will be looking for fossil evidence of ancient life, the uninformed may guffaw loudly. Or worse, they may think that scientists are looking for actual animal skeletons or something. Of course, that’s not the case. …
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Perseverance?s Landing ? Seen From Orbit!

   24 Feb 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has done it again. The imaging team was able to capture the Perseverance rover as it descended through the Martian atmosphere, hanging under its parachute. Stunning. If you feel you?ve seen something like this before, you have. HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) also captured both the …
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