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Vinyl cyanide is thought to rain down onto Saturn’s largest moon, though whether the molecule self-assembles into membrane-like structures is unclear.

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The plumes that erupt through the cracks on the icy exterior of one of Saturn’s moons contain molecular hydrogen, researchers report.

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Preliminary results suggest a major shift in one astronaut’s microbiome.

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Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space

By | November 18, 2016

E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.

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Comet Lander Finds Organic Matter

By | November 19, 2014

Although Philae’s active life on a comet lasted just a few days, it has confirmed what many had suspected: organic molecules are present.

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Water Ice Detected on Mercury

By | November 30, 2012

NASA scientists have confirmed that water persists as pockets of ice on the surface of the planet closest to our Sun.

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Science and the 2012 Election

By | November 8, 2012

From education to space, science fared well at the polls on Tuesday.

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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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Obama's Science Report Card

By | October 1, 2012

A look at what the President achieved during his first term in the areas of health, space science, energy, environment, and science education

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Space-bound Fish

By | July 31, 2012

Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.

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