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Full Moon Has Magnetic Secret

Ponder this under tonight's full moon. Scientists now say the moon once had a magnetic field stronger than Earth's is now.

Earthbound Martians Go Nuts

How 90,000 Earthlings sent greetings to imaginary friends on Mars, and other Martian nuttiness.

Star Trek for Real: Impenetrable Force Field Protects Earth

Radiation belts discovered at the dawn of the space age have a new trick in their pocket: shielding the Earth.

Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders

How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.

Geology Sale

We need to clear the deck of geology news. Here's a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided "as is" for researchers to pursue further.

Comet Lander Working, But Not Optimal

Rosetta's Philae lander hopped twice before landing in the shade in a tilted position, but the instruments are working.

Rosetta's Philae: ESA Lands Probe on Comet

Another space first: the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet this morning, but will it stick?

Fish News and Fish Stories: Water You Know?

Some marine biology news is amazing; some just plain dumb.

Mercury, Moon May Still Be Erupting

Two objects that should be old and dead show surprising activity. Other indications of youthfulness in the solar system are noted.

Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size

A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.

Curtains for OOL: Oxygen Was Present from the Start

Free oxygen is death to life trying to evolve, but it was present early on, being formed naturally from atmospheric carbon dioxide.

NASA Throws Tax Millions to Evidence-Free Astrobiology Projects

Astrobiology has yet to establish that it has a subject to study, but NASA is giving millions of tax dollars to multiple teams, including SETI researchers.

Lunar Impact: Major Moon Basin Was Not a Big Hit

The theory of how the largest impact basin on the moon was formed has been turned upside down.

Canyons on Earth, Mars Reinterpreted as Flood-Caused

Catastrophic floods formed canyons long thought to have been formed by slow, gradual processes.

Earth as a Habitable Planet

When viewed as a planet among planets, Earth is surprisingly surprising, considering how close it is to scientists' investigating eyes.
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