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Stubbornly Persistent

By | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Marks of Martians?

By | December 18, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds chemical signatures that point to the possibility of life on Mars.

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Saturn’s Icy Moon Harbors Ocean

By | April 4, 2014

A body of liquid water beneath Enceladus’s surface makes the tiny moon a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.

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Hospitable Lake Found on Mars

By | December 10, 2013

The possibility of Martian life gets a boost from evidence of an ancient freshwater lake.

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Contributors

By , and | August 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Curiosity Finds Clay on Mars

By | March 14, 2013

NASA’s rover has identified clay in its first drilled sample, signaling that the planet once had a wet and hospitable environment.

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Searching for Alien Genomes

By | October 22, 2012

J. Craig Venter plans to develop a machine to find and sequence DNA on Mars, but another genomics mogul, Jonathan Rothberg, may beat him to it.

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Water Once Ran on Mars

By | October 1, 2012

The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.

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Martian Microbes?

By | December 16, 2011

Researchers discover microbes in Oregon thriving in extreme, Mars-like conditions.

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