extraterrestrial life
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Kate Yandell, Chris Palmer | Aug 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Curiosity Finds Clay on Mars
Curiosity Finds Clay on Mars
Kate Yandell | Mar 14, 2013
NASA’s rover has identified clay in its first drilled sample, signaling that the planet once had a wet and hospitable environment.
Searching for Alien Genomes
Searching for Alien Genomes
Jef Akst | Oct 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.
Water Once Ran on Mars
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.
Martian Microbes?
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2011
Researchers discover microbes in Oregon thriving in extreme, Mars-like conditions.