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Basic Science in Orbit

By | August 17, 2017

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

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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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Space Rocks

By | June 1, 2012

Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.

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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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Science in Space

By | July 8, 2011

A brief list of some of the more fascinating experiments that will accompany today’s shuttle mission.

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