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Article ID: 707966

Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently.

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19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708319

Weather on Mars: Chilly with a chance of ‘dust devils’

Cornell University

Beginning today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide daily weather reports for Mars, courtesy of the red planet’s newest robotic resident, InSight.

Released:
19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708115

Rest in Peace, Mars Exploration Rover-B, AKA Opportunity: Jan. 25, 2004-Feb. 13, 2019

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University planetary scientist Mark Salvatore eulogizes NASA's Opportunity rover after the mission was declared ended on Feb. 13, months after the rover went silent during a dust storm and 15 years after it landed on Mars.

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14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708037

Israel’s First Moon Mission Will Conduct Scientific Measurements

Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Oded Aharonson, who is head of the SpaceIL international science team, has designed a project to measure and examine the Moon's magnetic field. The moon landing will make Israel the fourth country to reach the rocky outpost.

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13-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706194

Meet Catherine Trewhella: Mapping Terrestrial Analogs for Martian Samples

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Catherine Trewhella, a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and current intern at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, is taking a microscopic look at rocks at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science user facility. Her research will help prepare scientists for analyzing samples brought back from outer space, specifically Mars.

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9-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704503

With InSight on Mars, Scientists Feel Earthly Relief, Get to Work

Cornell University

After cruising for 205 days over 301 million miles, NASA’s InSight spacecraft – a mission designed to probe beneath the surface of Mars – landed flawlessly Nov. 26 at Elysium Planitia. Cornell University’s Don Banfield felt earthly relief.

Released:
27-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704252

Planetary Geologist and Undergrads Embedded at JPL for NASA’s InSight Mars Landing

State University of New York at Geneseo

Two undergraduate researchers will join Geneseo planetary geologist Nick Warner at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nov. 26 in Pasadena, Calif., for the scheduled 3 p.m. ET landing of InSight, NASA’s latest mission to Mars. The team will work for several weeks to characterize the area around the lander and make recommendations to NASA engineers on where to place the sensitive geological instruments that will explore the planet's crust, mantle and core.

Released:
20-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST
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    1-Nov-2018 3:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 703224

NASA Pushes Exploration of Oceans in Our Solar System

Georgia Institute of Technology

Envision a yellow submarine on a rocket to Europa as a future culmination in the search for extraterrestrial life. A new $7 million NASA Astrobiology grant is fueling an alliance of oceanic astrobiology researchers who will unify their focus to probe oceans on our solar system neighbors for signs of life.

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1-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 703206

Naturally Occurring “Batteries” Fueled Organic Carbon Synthesis on Mars

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A natural “battery” of briny liquids and volcanic minerals may have produced Mars’ organic carbon, according to new analysis of three Martian meteorites by a team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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