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There's Something in the Air: Trans-Planetary Microbes
Science & Tech  (tags: astrobiology, bacteria in clouds, bacterial spores, dust storms, ecosystems, life on mars, microbes )

Judy
- 609 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
We've all learned the hard way that microbial organisms, from bacteria to viruses, can be transported by air. But the extent to which organisms exist in the Earth's atmosphere is only now becoming clear.
The Enduring Mystery of Life's Origin
Science & Tech  (tags: Darwin, Pasteur, astrobiology, biology, discovery, evolution, matter, universe, science, space, cosmology, meteorites, planets, origins of life, organic molecules, eternity )

Julia
- 905 days ago - space.com
While many of the molecules important for life have been detected in space, and meteorites and comets possibly could contain life itself, that doesn't necessarily mean life came to Earth from space. While some experiments suggest the transfer of life...
20 Million Years Later, Russians Work To Drill Into Lake
Science & Tech  (tags: Lake Vostok, Russia, world's 3rd largest volume, 3, 000 ft. deep, 70% world's fresh water, drilling ice cores, record of gases/atmosphere. possible gey, deeper=older, 2 million yrs., astrobiology, Europa, subglacial lakes )

Judy
- 927 days ago - npr.org
Russian researchers in Antarctica are on the verge of piercing a hole through two miles of ice into an ancient lake, untouched by the light of day for some 20 million years. But it'll be a delicate process to break through without disturbing the pristine
Prussian Blue Salt Linked to Origin of Life
Science & Tech  (tags: Prussian Blue Salt, Origin of Life, research, Astrobiology, science )

Leslie
- 1708 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A team of researchers from the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC) has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the most basic biological molecules can be obtained from the salt .
Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan's Crust
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, space, study, astrobiology, NASA, Cassini Aperture Radar, images, Titan )

J.
- 2343 days ago - nasa.gov
The Synthetic Aperture Radar collected imaging data during 19 separate passes over Titan.The radar can see through Titan's dense,methane rich atmospheric haze,detailing neverbefore seen surface features & establishing their locations on the moon's surface
The Big Picture: Astrobiology
Science & Tech  (tags: Astrobiology, space, interesting, academic disciplines, science, scientists, astronomy )

John (Aqu
- 2358 days ago - space.com
New academic disciplines often get cool receptions. Women's Studies and Quantum Mechanics were considered either frivolous or fictional by many when they first appeared in university catalogs. In the late 1930s, the manuscript that Grote Reber wrote
   

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