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Meteorites older than the solar system contain key ingredients for life
Compounds found in DNA and RNA have been found in space rocks, too.
Something is making Venus’s clouds less acidic
Could living things explain unusual atmospheric chemistry on Venus?
Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will bring science along on their joyrides
When billionaires race to space, researchers win.
Is something burping methane on Saturn’s ocean moon?
With water, hot vents, and tasty hydrogen, Enceladus has everything methanogen microbes could ever want. But is anybody home?
With MOXIE, Perseverance will try to make oxygen on Mars
For the first time, NASA will attempt to generate a resource in space.
See Mars through Perseverance’s eyes
The images show us full-color glimpses of the planet’s ancient past
Watch the Perseverance rover complete its dramatic landing on Mars
Take a look at the first images taken from the surface.
Your ancestors might have been Martians
A controversial theory suggests that life could pre-date Earth.
Mars’s mascara-like streaks may be caused by slush and landslides
Beneath its surface, the Red Planet may be slightly mushy.
Mars died billions of years ago, and its guts are still spilling into space
The planet is still drying out today. And faster than expected.