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Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

Atoms

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Satellite Burns Up

In the latest images of our universe, stars collide and a satellite goes up in smoke.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, researchers discover a supermassive black hole throwing a 50-million-year long tantrum and NASA …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Probe wakes up to prep for Pluto flyby - Futurity

NASA's first Pluto probe roused itself from its final nap as it prepares for a very close encounter with the dwarf planet next year.

NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res …