The area is below sea level, with near-boiling water bubbling up from underground, high salt concentrations and toxic vapor. And yet life survives here.
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The Curiosity rover has nearly crossed a stretch of the roughest terrain it’s seen during its 44 months on Mars. Scientists are monitoring the wear and tear on the rover’s wheels.
On April 17, an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare, which can be seen in this video as a bright flash of light.
Video of a spectacular jellyfish that floated past NOAA’s ROV on April 24, 2016 in the Mariana Trench – the deepest oceanic trench on the planet.
New research suggests that dinosaurs were in decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finished them off.
Mars and Saturn, plus the bright star Antares and other stars in the constellation Scorpius. The bright one is Mars!
Researchers say they’ve cracked the secrets of the monarch butterfly’s internal compass.
New Dawn spacecraft images of two craters on the dwarf planet Ceres, Haulani and Oxo. Haulani looks like a fresh impact into Ceres’ surface.
The tree of life, which depicts how life has evolved and diversified on the planet, is getting a lot more complicated.
Lots of non-humans – octopuses, crows, monkeys, machines – are intelligent. Could some also be conscious?