GROTON, Conn. î As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it’s tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Mars appears to have flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summer, scientists reported today in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the planet.
Scientists in 2008 confirmed the existence of frozen water on Mars.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of salty water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the red planet.
“It suggests that it would be possible for there to be life today on Mars,” NASA’s science mission chief, John Grunsfeld, said at a news conference.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Giant Sequoias growing in California’s Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists climbing high up into their green canopies say they are seeing symptoms of stress caused by the state’s historic drought.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Get ready for a rare double feature this weekend, starring our very own moon.
A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn’t been seen since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.
The animal was a variety of hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that roamed in herds, said Pat Druckenmiller, earth sciences curator at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks.
RENO, Nev. Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West’s worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their deliberations: an imperiled bird that inhabits a vast stretch of sagebrush from California to the Dakotas.
ST. LOUIS—For the second time in two years, a captive snake in southeast Missouri has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex.
Officials at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center said a female yellow-bellied water snake reproduced on her own in 2014 and again this summer.
LYON, France A French startup working with a top government lab said it has developed in-vitro human sperm, claiming a breakthrough in infertility treatment sought for more than a decade.
ST. LOUIS For the second time in two years, a captive snake in southeast Missouri has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex.