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Giant Volcano With Glacier On Mars May Have Been A Nice Place For Life

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Microbial life could potentially have thrived for a […]

May 29, 2014

Mercury Is Slowly Shrinking, Scientists Say

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times They say the world is getting smaller — and in Mercury’s case it’s literally true. Though it’s already the tiniest planet in the solar system, scientists say Mercury is still shrinking — and signs of that contraction can be clearly seen in distortions of the planet’s searing surface. The […]

March 17, 2014