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Are You a Martian?

  Mars today, and how it may have looked in its early days with what astronomers believe was a large northern ocean. Ladies, you may not,…

The Pinwheel Galaxy

Great photo of one of our cosmic neighbors, the Pinwheel Galaxy – our nearest face-on spiral galaxy, just 27 million light years away. This photo was…

The Other Stone Henge

The Avebury henge, by Gregg Parker. This is the Avebury Stone Circle, which surrounds the village of Avebury, near Stonehenge in southwest England. Built nearly 3,000…

Life on Europa?

The ice that covers Europa is 60 miles thick. But the ocean that it covers is a rich, salty mix that appears not to be very different in makeup from our own ocean. And, according to a new study, there are breaks in the ice that allow the water to come up to the surface, So there’s a constant exchange of ice and water. And that means if you want to know what’s going on in the ocean, 60 miles down, you only have to scrape a little ice off the surface.

Sounds like a mission for a Mars-type rover. And that’s exactly what NASA is thinking, too.

More Clues for Life on Mars

Fresh from analyzing a sample of rock, the Mars rover Curiosity has answered a key question: Could the Red Planet have once supported life? “From what…

Comet Heading for Mars

In the wake of the asteroid fly-by two weeks ago, and the meteorite that slammed into Russia the same day, we now hear that Mars might…

Perpetual Ocean

This remarkable video of our living ocean planet shows how ocean currents flowed around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The…

The Elephant on Mars

A sanctuary on Mars for elephants spirited out of zoos by Bob Barker? No, just the latest “face” seen in hi-res photos from Mars. This one…

But What Would Erik von Daniken Say?

The high plains of southern Peru are famous for the Nazca Lines – animal shapes about an eighth of a mile long that were carved into the high plateau land around 400 C.E. and were once thought by some, like the controversial author Erik von Daniken, to have been landing strips for extraterrestrials.

Are We Creating Earthquakes?

A series of small earthquakes in Ohio and Arkansas has more and more people worried that the quakes are being caused by companies pumping water into the ground – either as waste water or to drill for natural gas.