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There is a high probability that life came to Earth — or spread from Earth to other planets — during the Solar System’s infancy.

New research on this prospect has been presented at the now being held European Planetary Sciences Congress.

The findings provide the strongest support yet for “lithopanspermia” – that’s the hypothesis that basic life...

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a space policy white paper over the weekend in which he pledged to rebuild NASA and invigorate  American space exploration with new leadership and opportunities in space commerce.

The eight page document pledged changes without additional spending.

“America’s space program lies at the intersection of so many important priorities, from technological innovation and economic growth to national security to international leadership,” wrote Romney. “We must never waiver in our commitment to this strategic national...

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun up-close work on...

Eric Furst - International Space Station Experiments. Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

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Astronauts approach the surface of an asteroid in this NASA illustration.

The Space Leadership Preservation Act of 2012, legislation introduced in Washington on Thursday, would significanty change the way NASA is led and its programs managed in order to establish new stability and accountability, according to its six Republican sponsors...

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen shortly after takeoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner is flying Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the...


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