Micro-organisms travelling from Earth to Mars could colonize Red Planet

Scientists are concerned about invaders to Mars in the form of micro-organisms from Earth.

First estuary under Antarctic ice discovered

For the first time, scientists have discovered that Antarctica`s massive ice sheet is hiding an estuary, where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.

Discovery of Arctic bacterium offers clues to possible life on Mars

The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic has been found to be nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars.

Microbial life found in buried Antarctic lake

Scientists claim to have discovered a new type of bacterial life in waters from a mysterious buried Antarctic lake.

Hailstones unravel microbial life in storm cloud

Researchers have discovered a rich diversity of microbial life and chemicals in the transitory habitat of a storm cloud.

`Hidden` Antarctica ice lake may harbour unique microbial life

Scietists in Antarctica are in a race against time to drill through a two-mile-thick ice cap covering a sub-glacial lake that has been cut off from the rest of the world for up to a million years.

NASA’s Mars rover set for August landing

NASA is getting ready to land its most sophisticated rover, nicknamed Curiosity on the Red Planet in August.