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Mars Simulation Concludes

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 18, 2017

Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.

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Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space

By Aggie Mika | September 1, 2017

The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.

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Basic Science in Orbit

By Abby Olena | August 17, 2017

Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.

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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 Mallory Locklear | 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 Kerry Grens | 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 Bob Grant | 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 Bob Grant | November 8, 2012

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

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