microbial life

Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock


September 20th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced. ... Read more...

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Curiosity makes maiden move on Mars


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has made its first move on the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.Curiosity's maiden drive combined forward, turn and reverse ... Read more...

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NASA rover lands on Mars to discover if there was life (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered one tonne rover Curiosity, packed with sophisticated instruments, touched down on Mars Sunday on a quest for signs of whether the Earth's ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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US rover to scout for Mars’ habitability


November 27th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover was launched to help assess Mars' habitability.The car-sized rover, atop an Atlas V rocket, blasted off at 10.02 a.m. Saturday from Cape ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered US rover launched to probe Mars’ habitability


November 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover lifted off on Saturday morning to help assess Mars' habitability, or whether the Red Planet is or ever was an environment able ... Read more...

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NASA to launch Mars rover in November


November 11th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA will launch its car-sized Mars rover named Curiosity later this month.Scheduled to land on Mars in August 2012, the one-tonne rover will examine Gale Crater ... Read more...

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First ever study to explore beneath the seafloor


May 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer in understanding the natural processes taking place below the seafloor, which also give rise to economically important ores along the seafloor and may ... Read more...

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Understanding soil could help tide over climate changes


February 10th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The lowly soil is often overlooked when it comes to addressing climate change and population growth. A team of scientists say soil is an essential piece of the ... Read more...

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Viking discovered organics on Mars: Study


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Using Mars-like soil taken from Atacama Desert, a new experiment has confirmed that Mars has organics, and Viking found them.More than three decades after NASA's Viking landers ... Read more...

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Now, NASA’s rover to blast Mars rocks with laser


December 26th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): NASA's next rover will blast Martian rocks with a rock-zapping laser instrument.The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on the rover Curiosity can excite a pinhead-size spot into a ... Read more...

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Peek into deep ocean floor reveals large bio-reserve


June 14th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A peek by a group of microbiologists is revealing how marine microbes live in a mysterious area -- just beneath the deep ocean floor. The ocean crust may ... Read more...

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Study provides insights into how marine microbes live


June 14th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new study by a team of microbiologists is proving insights into how marine microbes live in the region just beneath the deep ocean floor.Beth Orcutt, a ... Read more...

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Martian ocean key to unlocking planet’s biological past


June 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): The possible presence of a vast ocean on Mars may be the key to unlocking the mystery behind the existence of life on the Red Planet, say scientists. ... Read more...

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Organic solids in soil may accelerate bacterial breathing


May 24th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Organic solids in soil may speed up bacterial breathing, a new study has found.Led by University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientist Eric Roden, the new research shows that iron oxide-breathing ... Read more...

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Discovery of millions of new microbes opens ‘huge frontier’ in science


April 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered millions of tiny microbes, hitherto unknown to science, at the bottom of the sea.These organisms include microbes of bacteria, worms and ocean insects less than ... Read more...

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Martian caves may provide shelter for future Mars explorers


November 5th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Scientists at the US Geological Survey (USGS) have detected a series of depressions on Mars that may harbor caves beneath them, which could provide shelter for future Mars ... Read more...

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New laser technique may be used to detect microbial life forms in Martian ice


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists have said that an innovative new laser technique could be used to detect microbial life forms in Martian ice.According to scientists, the technique, called L.I.F.E. imaging, used ... Read more...

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Mumbai scientist challenges theory that bacteria came from space


August 31st, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) A young Mumbai scientist claims to have disproved a theory that living bacteria from space called 'Cometary Panspermia' could have led to the origin and spread ... Read more...

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Earth’s highest microbial life found around volcanic vents in Atacama Desert


June 20th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the highest microbial life on Earth appears to be in South America, around vents near the rim of the Socompa ... Read more...

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Asteroid bombardment not so cataclysmic


May 21st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Astrobiologists at the University of Colorado’s Department of Geological Sciences say an intense asteroid bombardment nearly four billion years ago may not have been as cataclysmic as originally thought.A growing scientific consensus ... Read more...

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Nasa Study Shows Asteroids May Have Accelerated Life On Earth


May 21st, 2009 - 2:36 am ICT by admin
WASHINGTON -- A NASA-funded study indicates that an intense asteroid bombardment nearly 4 billion years ago may not have sterilized the early Earth as completely as previously thought. The asteroids, ... Read more...

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Microbes found living underground in Antarctica


April 17th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An uncharted reservoir of briny liquid, buried under an inland Antarctic glacier, supports unusual microbial life in a place where life is unthinkable. After sampling the outflow from below ... 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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Microbes in deep-sea mud volcanoes may yield clues to alien life


April 8th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Scientists have completed the first study of microbes that live within the plumbing of deep-sea mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico, where conditions may resemble those in ... Read more...

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NASA invites public to vote for a name for its Mars rover


March 20th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): NASA will post online nine names that are finalists for the agencys Mars Science Laboratory mission and invite the public to vote for its favorite from March ... Read more...

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Finding shadow life on Earth may help scientists discover extraterrestrial life


March 14th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): By searching for an alternative form of microbial life on Earth, dubbed shadow biosphere, scientists are hoping that they can get close to finding life elsewhere in ... Read more...

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Human saliva is teeming with 600 microbe species


February 27th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Every one of us is different even when it comes to spit. Thats the conclusion of a new study which says more than 600 microbe species live ... Read more...

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Scientists spot bizarre ecosystem in Great Lakes sinkholes


February 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have detected sinkholes that host exotic and bizarre ecosystems below the surface of Lake Huron, the third largest of North Americas Great Lakes, where the fish ... Read more...

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Mars may be teeming with microbial life


January 15th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Orbiting spacecraft and giant Earth-based telescopes have detected a haze of methane around Mars, which scientists say is a result of alien microbes living just below the ... Read more...

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Rock varnish could provide a habitat for Martian bacteria


December 17th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that rock varnish could provide a niche habitat for microbial life on Mars and in other extraterrestrial environments devoid of liquid water.The ... Read more...

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Ancient groundwater springs may have shaped Martian surface


December 12th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec 12 (ANI): Data and images from Mars Express suggest that groundwater springs played a much important role in shaping the surface of the Red Planet than previously believed, and ... Read more...

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NASA narrows down list for next Mars landing to 4 sites


November 20th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): As NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission called the Mars Science Laboratory, four intriguing places on the Red Planet have made it to ... Read more...

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NASA announces naming contest for new Mars rover


November 19th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): NASA, in cooperation with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures movie WALL-E from Pixar Animation Studios, has announced a naming contest for its car-sized Mars Science Laboratory rover ... Read more...

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New research plans to refine criteria that guide the search for alien life


October 4th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): NASA has picked up a research team from Arizona State University (ASU) to boost the search for extraterrestrial life, by refining the criteria that guide the search ... Read more...

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