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Mars Life Hopes Reduced

Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.

Bacteria You Can Love

Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.
Ceres

Ceres Shows Serious Youth

The latest high-resolution images from asteroid Ceres show "mysteries" including surprisingly young features.

Possible Super-Grand Canyon Found Under Antarctica

Another record-breaking canyon may exist under the ice of the south polar continent, carved by water.

Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow

The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.

New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet

Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.

Is Water Miraculous?

It depends on your definition of miracle, but one professor thinks the word might aptly be applied to H2O.

Mars Life Would Spit Out the Water

Finding minimal amounts of salty water contaminated with perchorates is not helpful to life.

Astrobiology: The Joy of Being Wrong

An astrobiologist looks forward to the day when everything he says is totally wrong.

Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly

As much as they want to imagine planets forming from dust, secular astronomers run into insurmountable difficulties.

Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth

Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!

Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises

Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.

Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast

According to a new study, wind carves canyons ten times faster than water. This has implications for theories on Mars and Earth.

Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth

More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?

First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising

The first suite of science papers from the Rosetta mission has been published, giving new insights about comets.
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