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New test to detect signs of life on alien planets

New test to detect signs of life on alien planets

The test uses a liquid-based technique known as capillary electrophoresis to separate a mixture of organic molecules into its components.

NASA to announce new findings on Earth, space science missions – Ceres, Earth’s flowing ice, Mars to be featured in briefings

NASA to announce new findings on Earth, space science missions – Ceres, Earth’s flowing ice, Mars to be featured in briefings

NASA will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union which is being held from December 12-16 in San Francisco.

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes Mars' active dunes

NASA's Curiosity rover eyes Mars' active dunes

No active dunes have been visited anywhere in the solar system besides Earth.  

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Red Planet

Mars rover data boosts hope for liquid water on Red Planet

Research from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars, astrophysicists said Monday.

Life on Mars? Fossil of crocodile-like creature spotted on Red Planet

Life on Mars? Fossil of crocodile-like creature spotted on Red Planet

A fossilised crocodile-like creature has been spotted on Mars, reaffirming the belief that there was once life on the red planet.

Angry Birds Space update to educate kids about NASA’s Mars missions

Pigs and birds will explore the Martian terrain and shed light on NASA’s missions to the Red Planet in the latest update to the game Angry Birds Space.