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Ancient micrometeoroids carried stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta; could have done same for Earth, say scientists
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Ancient micrometeoroids carried stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta; could have done same for Earth, say scientists

The stardust in asteroid Vesta holds a unique record of ancient galactic material that was delivered to a celestial body far from Earth.

Milky Way galaxy could be home to 36 active, intelligent civilisations besides humans, study suggests
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Milky Way galaxy could be home to 36 active, intelligent civilisations besides humans, study suggests

If technological civilizations last as long as they do on Earth, it is estimated that there could be 36 ongoing intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.

Could light, sound pollution attract the interest of advanced aliens out in space?
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Could light, sound pollution attract the interest of advanced aliens out in space?

Scientists have started to wonder why we haven’t heard from aliens yet — are aliens scared of other aliens?

NASA researchers take to the lava fields in Iceland to prep the Mars 2020 rover
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NASA researchers take to the lava fields in Iceland to prep the Mars 2020 rover

The Lambahraun lava field in Iceland has been chosen to prepare the rover for Mars' surface.

Indian researchers find heat-resistant bacteria that survived meteorite impact
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Indian researchers find heat-resistant bacteria that survived meteorite impact

The bacteria were found to grow in temperatures up to 60 degrees and in areas with high salt content.

NASA scientists recreate conditions that led to the origin of life on Earth
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NASA scientists recreate conditions that led to the origin of life on Earth

The study looks at how the building blocks of life can form in hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor.

Custom-made 'astrocomb' tool to help scientists hunt for exoplanets, alien life
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Custom-made 'astrocomb' tool to help scientists hunt for exoplanets, alien life

The comb can help detect Earth-like planets 10 times more accurately than previously possible.

Space junk, astrobiology, law: Hottest space sciences that will explode in 2019
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Space junk, astrobiology, law: Hottest space sciences that will explode in 2019

2019 will be big for all things space, going by the International Astronautical Congress this year.

Next big challenge in Indian space research is astrobiology: Former ISRO Chief
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Next big challenge in Indian space research is astrobiology: Former ISRO Chief

When we go to Mars, we will need to understand the changes that a body would undergo: Radhakrishnan.

ISRO looking at pool of ten microgravity experiments for Gaganyaan Mission 2022
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ISRO looking at pool of ten microgravity experiments for Gaganyaan Mission 2022

ISRO's proposed themes include medicine, sensors for medical devices, fluids & microbiology.

Lasers could be fashioned into beacons to attract space-faring aliens: Study
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Lasers could be fashioned into beacons to attract space-faring aliens: Study

The beam produced would be strong and distinguishable from the Sun’s light to alien astronomers.

What makes planets 'habitable' questioned, widening prospects of finding others
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What makes planets 'habitable' questioned, widening prospects of finding others

Earth's volcanoes are found at the border of tectonic plates, which scientists believed were necessary for life.

Clouds of Venus may possibly have alien life as scientists suggest microbes may have evolved on the planet
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Clouds of Venus may possibly have alien life as scientists suggest microbes may have evolved on the planet

The surface conditions on the planet, however, are known to be inhospitable, with temperatures soaring above 450 degrees Celsius.

Space dust can transport living organisms between planets: Study
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Space dust can transport living organisms between planets: Study

Fast-moving flows of interplanetary dust that continually bombard our planets atmosphere could deliver tiny organisms from far-off worlds.

NASA improves weather modelling on exoplanets to more easily identify habitable worlds
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NASA improves weather modelling on exoplanets to more easily identify habitable worlds

For the particular study, the researchers used a hypothetical planet with an atmosphere similar to Earth, but with only oceans on the surface. M