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NASA’s Cassini reveals ‘ring rain’ on Saturn

Cassini might have plunged to its death in Saturn’s atmosphere last year, but NASA’s mission to the sixth planet from the sun is still serving up fascinating findings. Now, more than a year after scientists lost contact with the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have published new research from its final orbits, …

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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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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Dubai is the city of the future

Speaking to a packed hall at the World Government Summit (WGS), Neil deGrasse Tyson, American physicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, shared images of illustrations of the cities of the future as imagined by artists decades ago and noticed a similarity to where he was. Many of the skylines …

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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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