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100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds

100 million-year-old sea microbes are alive and thriving, study finds

Humans can go without food for about three weeks before the effects of starvation begin to kill them. Some microbes deep underneath the seafloor have us beat: They can survive with barely any sustenance for more than 100 million years. These microorganisms live more than 18,000 feet underneath the ocean surface — in an area…MORE

Hubble telescope captures stunningly clear image of summertime on Saturn

Hubble telescope captures stunningly clear image of summertime on Saturn

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back an amazing photo showing summertime on Saturn. Hubble captured the image on July 4, when the giant planet was 839 million miles from Earth, according to a statement from NASA released Thursday. It shows what summertime is like in Saturn’s northern hemisphere, which is pointed toward Earth, and…MORE

This summer, multiple spacecraft are launching to Mars. Here’s why

This summer, multiple spacecraft are launching to Mars. Here’s why

If it seems like Mars is a popular destination right now, that’s for a reason: The chance to fly there only comes around every 26 months. Four missions were planned to launch to Mars this summer, including three rovers, from multiple space agencies. Two, including China’s Tianwen-1 (which is carrying a rover) and United Arab…MORE

Think social distancing is hard? For these animals, it’s second nature

Think social distancing is hard? For these animals, it’s second nature

Exposed to a sick American bullfrog tadpole, a healthy tadpole will do its best to stay away. Garden ants and even lobsters also know to stay away when one of their own is sick. These animals are better at social distancing than we are. For many humans, social distancing feels like the most unnatural thing…MORE

The art of a rover: Imagining Perseverance before it existed

The art of a rover: Imagining Perseverance before it existed

The car-size Perseverance rover launching to Mars on July 30 is the heaviest and largest rover NASA has ever sent to the red planet. The plan for the Perseverance rover mission has unfolded over the last 10 years. It’s the next step in understanding the history of Mars and if ancient life once lived on…MORE