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Food for Lifeforms has been Found on Saturn's Moon, Enceladus

NASA has announced that they have confirmation that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a food source that could support potential microbial lifeforms. This crucial ingredient accompanies Enceladus' grocery list of elements needed to support life: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, organic molecules, and of course, liquid water.

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This Week's Astronomy News: The Stars are Dimming, The Sky is Falling, and Io's Atmosphere is Collapsing

Last fall, researchers with the Kepler Planet Hunters program announced that one of the stars they were studying, KIC 8462852, was experiencing brief but dramatic dips in its brightness, leading to speculation that the effect might be caused by extraterrestrial...
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Giving a New Meaning to the Term "New Moon": Earth has a Second Satellite

Whitley's book 2012: The War For Souls involved the inter-dimensional invasion of a parallel Earth that had a number of marked differences from our own, including one departure where that Earth had two...
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Searching for New Moons

You'd think that astronomers would be searching for new planets, but what they're REALLY interested in is MOONS. They suspect that if life really does exist elsewhere in the universe, the...
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Moons Aren't Needed, After All

Galaxies may be churning out planets at an astounding rate, but astronomers now know that they don't need to look for planets with moons in order to determine if a planet may harbor life--they've decided that...
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How Moons are Made (Bang! Pow!)

The Earth may once have had TWO moons--a smaller one and a larger one--which ended up crashing into each other, producing the single moon we have now. This would explain the mystery of why the near and far sides of the lunar surface are so different.

The near side of the Moon--the one we can see from Earth--is flat and cratered while...
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