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Curiosity Rover Lands Safely on Mars

After successfully completing its complex series of landing maneuvers, the Curiosity rover is on the Martian surface and ready to begin exploration. John Matson reports

August 6, 2012

Curiosity Rover Is Safe on Mars

After successfully completing its complex series of landing maneuvers, the Curiosity rover is on the Martian surface and ready to begin exploration. John Matson reports

August 6, 2012

Gliese 581 g Tops List of 5 Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Gliese 581 g shot to the top of a list put out by researchers at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo’s Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) after a new study marshaled support for its long-debated existence...

July 25, 2012 — Mike Wall and SPACE.com

Super-Earths: Bigger, and Maybe Better

Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy at Harvard University and the founder and director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, talks about his new book The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet...

June 21, 2012 — Steve Mirsky

The Transit of Venus, Part 2

Mark Anderson, author of the book The Day The World Discovered the Sun, talks about the transit of Venus coming up on June 5th or 6th in different parts of the world and how it will be of use to astronomers searching for exoplanets...

May 31, 2012 — Steve Mirsky
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine