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Life On Mars May Be Detectable Much Closer To The Surface Than Previously Thought

Life on Mars, and the possible evidence of extinct life there, may be detectable at much shallower depths beneath the Martian surface than was originally thought, according to new research. If this is true it will greatly improve the likelihood that NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, will find evidence of life. Curiosity is scheduled to [...]
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Hot stuff: Magma at shallow depth under Hawaii

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

Researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain, and determined that the magma lies much closer to the surface than previously thought. The finding could help sc... Read Post

Have the Odds of Finding Life on Mars Increased? --The August 5th "Curiosity" Science-Lab Landing

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

New NASA research that lays out the optimal depths and locations to probe for organic molecules like those that compose living organisms as we know them, could help the newest Mars rover scout for evidence of life beneath the surfac... Read Post

Ancient Mars Water Flows Hint Life was Once Possible

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

Ridges in impact craters on Mars appear to be fossils of cracks in the Martian surface, formed by minerals deposited by flowing water. Water flowing beneath the surface suggests life may once have been possible on Mars. Networks of ... Read Post


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