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Antarctic-like salty, water sucking soil could exist on Mars too


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The frigid dry valleys in Antarctica may be a polar desert, yet their sandy soils actually suck moisture out of air, hinting at a similar possibility ... Read more...

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Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

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Oman invites Indian tourists


January 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Sultanate of Oman held a roadshow here Monday to attract Indian tourists, showcasing its infrastructure, accessibility and friendly visa facilities.Besides tourism, the roadshow also focussed on increasing ... Read more...

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Radiation-resisting hardy bugs may survive a million years on Mars


November 24th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): University College London researchers have found that hardy bugs like Deinococcus radiodurans could survive dormant on Mars for over a million years, at least in theory.Lewis Dartnell and ... Read more...

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Life on Mars ‘could be similar to that on Earth’


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from MIT have said that if life on Mars does exist, it wouldn't be too different from that on Earth."We think that if there is life on ... Read more...

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Traces of laughing gas could aid search for life on Mars


April 28th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Traces of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere of Mars can contribute to the search for life on the Red Planet, according to a new study.The research in Antarctica ... Read more...

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Non-organic mechanism for production of greenhouse gas discovered in Antarctica


April 26th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): A new research in Antarctica has revealed a non-organic mechanism for the production of nitrous oxide, an important greenhouse gas.A team of scientists, led by biogeochemists from the ... Read more...

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Are aliens here on Earth?


January 25th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 25 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists are going to hold a meeting where it would be suggested that the search for extra-terrestrial life should be focused right here on Earth.According ... Read more...

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Mars shares many similarities with Earth


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Parts of Mars resemble places on Earth, including its landscape, history of water, soil and even its weather, says a study. Mark Lemmon, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas ... Read more...

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Mars quite similar to planet Earth


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that many characteristics of Mars are quite similar to planet Earth, including its landscape, history of water, soil and even its weather.The research, ... Read more...

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Life on other planets will be found within 10 years: Mars explorer


April 25th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A University of Arizona professor, who led NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission, has said that within 10 years life will be found outside Earth.Peter Smith held the audience spellbound ... Read more...

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Scientists discover microbes that survive without oxygen under Antarctic glacier


April 17th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new research has led to the discovery of unusual microbial life under an inland Antarctic glacier, a place where cold, darkness and lack of oxygen would previously ... Read more...

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Similar topography of Antarctica and Mars may shed light on climate change on the Red Planet


August 29th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Using the latest high-resolution images and technology from satellites orbiting Mars, scientists have observed that parallels exist between Antarcticas McMurdo Dry Valleys and the Red Planets gullies, ... Read more...

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Mars gullies were carved by meltwater just a few hundred thousand years ago


August 26th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that eroded gullies on the flanks of a Martian crater may have been carved by flowing meltwater later than previously thought, as ... Read more...

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Tiny fossils take Antarctic Dry Valleys origin back to 14 million years


July 24th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists have used tiny fossils to refine the timing of the climate shift that gave rise to Antarcticas remarkable Dry Valleys, a landscape akin to Mars, estimating ... Read more...

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Unique fossil discovery shows Antarctic was once much warmer


July 23rd, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new fossil discovery, the first of its kind from the whole of the Antarctic continent, provides scientists with new evidence to support the theory that the ... Read more...

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Earths magma sculpted valleys and mountains 180 mln years ago: Study


December 4th, 2007 - 6:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec.4 (ANI): A professor of earth and planetary sciences at the Johns Hopkins University who challenged the century-old concept that the Earth's outer layer formed when crystal-free molten rock called magma ... Read more...

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