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From SPACE.com: "Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa: Best Bet for Alien Life?"

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August 22, 2014
Nola Taylor Redd

Jupiter’s moon Europa doesn’t look like a particularly inviting place for life to thrive; the icy satellite is nearly 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun, on average. 1,167 more words

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From SPACE.com: "How to Search for E.T. by Scanning Alien Skies"

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August 04, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

In the future, astronomers could detect hints of alien life by scanning the atmospheres of distant worlds with advanced space telescopes, researchers say. 897 more words

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From Seth Shostak via SPACE.com: "6 Most Likely Places for Alien Life in the Solar System"

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Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute

We still don’t have hard evidence for any life that’s not of this Earth, but across our solar system there are some tantalizing possibilities for primitive life to find a haven. 523 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice: What It Means for Alien Life Hunt"

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The discovery of a complex microbial ecosystem far beneath the Antarctic ice may be exciting, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that life teems on frigid worlds throughout the solar system, researchers caution. 441 more words

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FRom SPACE.com: "Roof-Crashing Meteorite Linked to Giant Impact that Made the Moon"

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August 19, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

A meteorite that crashed into a California house in 2012 can be traced back to the giant impact that formed Earth’s moon 4.5 billion years ago, a new study reveals. 441 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Supermassive Death: 3 Stars Eaten by Black Holes"

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August 19, 2014
Ian O’Neill

Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction. 419 more words

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