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‘Extraordinary’ waves from Jupiter’s moon Ganymede spotted

Scientists have observed “extraordinary” waves coming out of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. The electromagnetic waves, also known as “chorus waves,” were spotted using the Galileo Probe spacecraft, which has a mission of surveying Jupiter’s wave environment. “It’s a really surprising and puzzling observation showing that a moon with a magnetic field …

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Mars ‘ghost’ dunes may have evidence of alien life

Newly published research shows that hundreds of depressions on Mars’ surface, known as “ghost dunes,” could hold evidence of ancient life. The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, shows that each of the ancient dunes (most likely sand dunes) are the size of the U.S. Capitol. They’ve …

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Did Life On Earth Actually Originate On Mars?

With last week’s news that NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover detected “tough” organic molecules in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks within five centimeters of the surface, at least one prominent planetary scientist thinks that the debate over whether Mars first seeded Earth with life or vice-versa will only intensify. The findings appeared in …

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Scientists Underestimated How Bad Cow Farts Are

Animal farts and poop are major contributors to global warming. It turns out we might have been underestimating just how much. New research finds that previous estimates of methane emissions from livestock were off by as much as 10%. The new calculations take into account changes in the ways people are …

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