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Mars’ Cold and Icy Past Revealed in New Research

Mars’ Cold and Icy Past Revealed in New Research

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Dr. Sarah Adams

A study suggests Mars had a cold, subarctic climate similar to Newfoundland, based on soil analyses from Gale Crater. This finding provides ...

Exoplanet is first detected with potentially life-supporting atmosphere: NASA

Exoplanet is first detected with potentially life-supporting atmosphere: NASA

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Dr. Sarah Adams

The James Webb Space Telescope has detected what could be distinct signs of life on a “potentially habitable” world nearly 50 million ...

NASA crew in simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

NASA crew in simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

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Dr. Sarah Adams

The crew of a NASA mission to Mars emerged from their craft after a yearlong voyage that never left Earth. The four ...

Webb Uncovers Unexpected Phenomena Above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Webb Uncovers Unexpected Phenomena Above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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Dr. Sarah Adams

New observations of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter have revealed that the planet’s atmosphere above and around the infamous storm is ...

The Mystery of Aganippe Fossa

The Mystery of Aganippe Fossa

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Dr. Sarah Adams

This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Aganippe Fossa, a fascinating groove at the foot of Mars’s colossal Arsia Mons volcano. Credit: ...

Plant Identified That Could Grow on Mars

Plant Identified That Could Grow on Mars

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Dr. Sarah Adams

A future civilization on Mars could be accompanied by one very special and resilient little plant. A type of moss found in ...

Planet parade to align June 29, 2024, NASA says. Here’s how to watch

Planet parade to align June 29, 2024, NASA says. Here’s how to watch

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Dr. Sarah Adams

Why is Pluto not a planet? What to know about the planetary debate Why is Pluto not a planet? Here’s what changed ...

Why do some planets have moons? A physics expert explains why Earth has only one moon while other planets have hundreds

Why do some planets have moons? A physics expert explains why Earth has only one moon while other planets have hundreds

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Dr. Sarah Adams

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send ...

Our solar system could soon have a ninth planet – and no, it’s not Pluto

Our solar system could soon have a ninth planet – and no, it’s not Pluto

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Dr. Sarah Adams

There could be a ninth planet in our solar system that’s lying in wait to be discovered – and no, it’s not ...

New Earth-Sized Planet Discovered Orbiting a Star That Will Live 100 Billion Years

New Earth-Sized Planet Discovered Orbiting a Star That Will Live 100 Billion Years

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Dr. Sarah Adams

An international team discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting a long-lived red dwarf, providing unique insights into potentially habitable worlds. Credit: SciTechDaily.com Researchers ...