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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 […]

New project on the hunt for intelligent life

John Kerr posted in on July 22nd, 2015.

The search for extra-terrestrial life has been re-invigorated by a new initiative launched by British cosmologist Stephen Hawking and funded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Yuri Milner. The newly announced Breakthrough Initiative claims to be the largest ever scientific research program aimed at finding evidence of civilizations beyond Earth. Radio telescopes in the US and Australia […]

Evidence of liquid water on Mars – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on April 15th, 2015.

Scientists have found evidence that liquid water is currently present on Mars – but does this mean that there might be, or have been, life on the Red Planet? Using data collected by the Curiosity rover, the researchers have determined that tiny amounts of water vapour condenses as a liquid in the planet’s soil at […]

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