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Life could be thriving in the clouds of Venus

Is there life on Venus? For more than a century, scientists have pondered this question. Now, there is renewed interest in Venus...

NPR: Mars Had Liquid Water On Its Surface. Here’s Why Scientists Think It Vanished

All evidence points to the fact that Mars once had flowing water, but numerous flybys, orbiters, landers and rovers have confirmed one...

REUTERS: Russia blames software glitch after space station briefly thrown out of control

 A software glitch, and possible lapse in human attention, were to blame for throwing the International Space Station out of control, but...

BBC: Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson’s long, winding path to space

For more than 15 years, Virgin Galactic has been working to begin carrying paying passengers to the edge of space and back....

NPR: Jeff Bezos Is Going To Space (For A Few Minutes)

Jeff Bezos has already selected a hobby for his post-CEO life: space travel. Just two weeks after he steps down as...

AP:Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the...

CNN: Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing

(CNN)After safely landing on the surface of Mars Thursday, NASA's Perseverance rover has sent back a never-before-seen view: what it looks like...

NPR: Economics In Space

One of the most common definitions of economics is the study of the allocation of limited resources: how we use what we...

The upside of volatile space weather

Robust stellar flares might not prevent life on exoplanets, could facilitate its detection

Asteroid explorer collects first samples thought to be rich in organic compounds; a Purdue scientist will be among the first to study

A fireball lit up the Australian sky in the first week of December, as Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer sent a capsule containing...
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[Urbana] Climate Action Week 2022

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NPR: ‘How Fast Did T. rex Run?’ and other questions about dinosaurs examined in new book

What color were the dinosaurs? Watching the Jurassic Park movies, the answer seems clear: gray, brown or, at best, dull green.

Scientists identify key mechanism controlling skin regeneration

It’s sunburn season. Many of us have experienced the pain and peeling that comes from unprotected time in the sun, but we...