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Liquid water on Mars – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on September 29th, 2015.

Salty streaks identified by an orbiting spacecraft could be the first solid evidence of liquid water – a key ingredient for life as we know it – on the Red Planet. Evidence of salty water flows on Mars have been identified by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The findings were published this morning in the journal […]

Curiosity rover landing, search for life on Mars – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 6th, 2012.

UPDATED: NASA’s latest Mars rover, Curiosity, is making its final approach to the Red Planet, due to touch down today at 05:31 UTC (17:31 NZT). Full information on the mission and the rover can be found on the official Mars Science Laboratory website. Reaction from scientists gathered by our colleagues at the UK SMC: Dr […]

Arsenic-eating bacteria expand scope of what life could be

Peter Griffin posted in on December 3rd, 2010.

NASA researchers have discovered a strain of bacteria in a lake in California that uses arsenic as one of its nutrients, increasing the potential for finding new forms of life on Earth and beyond. The scientists, who today published their research in the journal Science, say the discovery shows the potential for life beyond the […]

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