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Nasa’s Curiosity finds water in Martian soil


Analysis of Martian soil by Nasa’s on going Mars Curiosity rover turned up a surprising amount of water, as well as a chemical that will make a search for life more complicated, scientists said on Thu

New lander to study how Mars formed

Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover is going to get some company. The US space agency on Monday selected a small Mars lander for a hotly contested small planetary science mission to launch in 2016.

11 new solar systems found

Actress Ayelet Zurer at the premiere of the film Darling Companions in Santa Barbara, California, on Thursday. 	— AP

Nasa’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the sun, scientists said

Evidence of past water on Mars

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (left), who has written and directed In the Land of Blood and Honey, at the film’s premiere

A Nasa rover scouting for signs of past water on Mars has found the strongest evidence yet — a vein of gypsum, a mineral deposited by water, protruding from an ancient rock.

Earth-like exo-solar planet found: Nasa

The most earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond earth, scientists said on Monday.

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