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Comets like Halley’s can be a breeding ground for complex molecules such as dipeptides. Comets colliding with Earth could have delivered these molecules and seeded the growth of more complex proteins and sugars necessary for life. Credit: NASA.

Those wispy worlds of ice know as comets may be linked to kick-starting life on Earth.

Experiments by chemists from the University of California, Berkeley, and...

Europa's icy face - an ocean underneath? Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter – and may well be an astrobiology target of a future spacecraft mission.

Thanks to NASA’s Galileo mission, that spacecraft showed Europa to be covered with a veneer of ice, a cracked façade that may cover a global ocean over 60...

SpaceX’s Dragon resupply craft reached the International Space Station early Sunday, permitting two NASA astronauts to successfully capture the capsule with the orbiting lab’s Canadian robot arm after some post launch difficulties.

SpaceX Dragon approaches the International Space Station for robot arm capture...

The Pan-STARRS 1 telescope. Credit: Rob Ratkowski for the PS1SC

The first of this year’s two potential bright comets is visible for those who can see low on the western horizon.

Officially called comet 2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), this comet is expected to first become viewable March 8 in the northern hemisphere by looking (with a set of binoculars) towards the...

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