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Released: 2-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Discovery of life in solid rock deep beneath sea may inspire new search for life on Mars
University of Tokyo

Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These bacteria were discovered living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks after researchers persisted over a decade of trial and error to find a new way to examine the rocks.

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Released: 31-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products
University of California, Berkeley

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs, that are too expensive to ship from Earth.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 1:25 PM EST
Study: Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars
Washington State University

Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and wild pigs.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
InSight detects gravity waves, devilish dust on Mars
Cornell University

More than a year after NASA’s Mars InSight lander touched down in a pebble-filled crater on the Martian equator, the rusty red planet is now serving up its meteorological secrets: gravity waves, surface swirling “dust devils,” and the steady, low rumble of infrasound, Cornell and other researchers have found.

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Released: 24-Feb-2020 3:50 PM EST
The seismicity of Mars
ETH Zürich

On 26 November 2018, the NASA InSight lander successfully set down on Mars in the Elysium Planitia region.

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Released: 21-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around stars beyond the solar system.

Newswise: One step closer to living on Mars: NAU scientists contribute to NASA’s 'treasure map' of widespread water ice near planet’s surface
Released: 11-Dec-2019 11:25 AM EST
One step closer to living on Mars: NAU scientists contribute to NASA’s 'treasure map' of widespread water ice near planet’s surface
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Christopher Edwards and postdoc Jennifer Buz are co-authors of a study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters that mapped several locations on Mars at high and mid-latitudes where water ice exists at a depth as little as an inch below the planet’s surface.

Newswise: Six Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows
25-Nov-2019 8:00 PM EST
Six Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Six scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


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