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The Search for Life Is Picking Up Speed!

Mario Livio | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Recently, the search for extraterrestrial life has started to gain significant momentum. Several factors have combined to advance the search for life to the level of a high-priority quest.

14 Wonderful Things We Learned From Bill Nye's Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Science

The Redditsphere was overwhelmed with cries of “BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!” on Tuesday as science educator Bill Nye 'the Science Guy,' and two NASA s...

Is 'Flat' The Future Of Planetary Exploration?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.27.2014 | Science

Future space missions may send dozens of rug-like robots fluttering down to the surface of alien worlds, taking much of the risk out of planetary ex...

Space Agency Plots Ambitious Mission To Watery Moon

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some...

La fisica che legge la guerra fredda nel falso "Leger"

Fernando Ferroni | Posted 04.14.2014 | Italy
Fernando Ferroni

Il laboratorio LABEC di Firenze fiore all'occhiello nel campo delle tecnologie per i beni culturali, ha risolto un mistero di autenticità sul quadro di Leger della collezione Peggy Guggenheim. Il falso è stato smascherato perché nel cotone della tela sono stati rinvenuti atomi di radiocarbonio in quantità tale da essere compatibile solo con gli anni centrali della guerra fredda, quando russi e americani giocavano a fare test nucleari sprigionando in atmosfera grandi quantità di radiocarbonio.

Stranger Than Science Fiction

Felice Shapiro | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

So, like the waters of Europa, new signs of life and friendship emerge in the very same universe I have already been wandering in.

WATCH: Moon's Giant Geysers Give E.T. Hunters Hope

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 12.16.2013 | Science

SAN FRANCISCO — The apparent discovery of water geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa makes the icy body an even more attractive target for a life-hunt...

Is Alien Life Surfacing Nearby?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.14.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Extraterrestrial life may be showing up in some obvious places. No, this is not about hairless aliens that have come to Earth in saucer-shaped craft, but less sophisticated life just next door.

WATCH: Icy Moon Spouts Giant Geysers

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may erupt with fleeting plumes of water more than 20 times the height of Mt. Everest, scientists say. If these giant water...

WATCH: Discovery Of Cosmic Crash Puts New Spin On Search For E.T.

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A new look at data from a NASA spacecraft has revealed evidence a colossal impact on Jupiter's moon Europa, a collision that may have delivered key m...

David Cerny: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Provocateur

John Feffer | Posted 02.07.2014 | Arts
John Feffer

One night in the spring of 1991, David Cerny painted the tank pink. "Of course, it was a political statement and at the same time it was an artistic action," Cerny told Radio Praha. "And it was a lot of fun." He told me a different story in an interview in his favorite pub in Prague back in February.

Space Agency Mulls Mission To Faraway Moon

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

The top priority of a robotic lander mission to Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa should be investigating the composition and chemist...

Europa Gets the Movie Treatment: Here's Why Jupiter's Ice Moon Is So Cool

Lauren Lyons | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Lauren Lyons

Europa is so fascinating that when the National Academy of Sciences created their most recent Decadal Survey, it placed a mission to Europa near the very top, only behind Mars. Why all the fuss?

ReThink Review: Europa Report - Danger and Discovery in Space

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When you think about it, isn't space travel alone -- where only fragile and complex technology can protect you from the most hostile environment imaginable -- a harrowing enough prospect on its own?

WATCH: Space 'Bullet' Obliterates Thick Block Of Ice

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science

Does extraterrestrial life exist below the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa? Some scientists think it might, and by 2022 they hope to send an unmann...

ET-Hunting Mini-Sub May Probe Nearby Moon

Astrobiology Magazine | Jeremy Hsu | Posted 06.15.2013 | Science

One of the first visitors to Jupiter's icy moon of Europa could be a tiny submarine barely larger than two soda cans. The small craft might help stri...

Icy Moon Has Raw Materials For Life, Scientists Say

Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/08/2013 08:52 AM EDT on SPACE.com A potential energy source for life appears to be common on Jupiter's icy moon Euro...

Strange Icy Spikes May Cover Jupiter's Moon

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 03/28/2013 02:18 PM EDT on SPACE.com THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The equator of Jupiter's icy moon Europa may be covered ...

Poem: Europa

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Image courtesy of Nicole Dextras Europa Even while surrounded by ice, there is buried water not frozen, never freezing. Floating in the dark brine...

Space Agency Eyes 'Clipper' Mission To Distant Moon

Posted 12.14.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 12/13/2012 05:28 PM EST on SPACE.com SAN FRANCISCO — Though NASA is devoting many of its exploration resources to Mar...

E.T. Secrets Hide Beneath Ice On Earth, Scientists Say

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

Microbes living at the edges of Arctic ice sheets could help researchers pinpoint evidence for similar microorganisms that may have evolved on Mars,...

Robot Submarine On Jupiter's Moon Is 'Holy Grail' In Search For Life

Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/23/2012 06:03 PM EDT on SPACE.com Sending a submarine to the bottom of the ocean on Jupiter's icy moon Europa is the m...

Going Beyond Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.10.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

If you're in New York City before Aug. 12, I wholeheartedly recommend seeing Beyond Planet Earth.

Flying Titan's Skies

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

AVIATR (Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance) is a proposed exploration mission that could fly the skies of Saturn's moon Tita...

NASA: Evidence Of Liquid Water Found On Jupiter's Moon

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.17.2011 | Technology

New research that suggests Jupiter's moon Europa has a body of water the size of the Great Lakes just two miles below its icy surface has brought scie...