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Earth’s toughest creatures may be living on the moon
Earth’s toughest creatures may be living on the moon
There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the...
Hunt for the octopus from space
Hunt for the octopus from space
Studies suggesting that the humble octopus might be from outer space have seized the attention of would-be xenobiologists.
How 'planety' is Planet Nine?
How 'planety' is Planet Nine?
It is freezing in our solar system’s far reaches. Bodies of frozen methane, ammonia and water – and a few dwarf planets, such as demoted Pluto...
Comet-chaser fires up its Philae minion
Comet-chaser fires up its Philae minion
The Rosetta spacecraft was set to swoop into a closer orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this week to help the mothership talk to its...
Small is big in the realm of satellites
Small is big in the realm of satellites
Cubes, slightly smaller than loaves of bread, are the new manna in heaven, and are being launched into orbit in increasing numbers.
Hermanus, the eye of the sunstorm
Hermanus, the eye of the sunstorm
When humans were less dependent on technology, it didn't really matter that the sun was spitting out lumps of plasma four times the size of Mount...
Spider flies to catch an elusive wave
Spider flies to catch an elusive wave
A giant white balloon with a precious cargo earlier this month crash-landed in a remote corner of snow-covered Antarctica – at 76°21.91 S,...
Habitable planets: The ideal home in the Goldilocks Zone
Habitable planets: The ideal home in the Goldilocks Zone
It is some of the most sought-after real estate in the universe: the Goldilocks Zone. It is the area around a star in which liquid water could exist...
Celestial newborns destroy stars
Celestial newborns destroy stars
There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.
Robot lab makes historic landing on comet
Robot lab makes historic landing on comet
European scientists are hoping for a stream of data on Thursday after a robot lab named Philae made the first-ever landing on a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko....
Giant dinosaurs and super galaxies
Giant dinosaurs and super galaxies
It weighed more than seven Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs, making Dreadnoughtus schrani the largest known accurately measured land animal....

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