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MIT researchers publish a legend for alien hunting

MIT researchers publish a legend for alien hunting If alien life is nearby and intelligent, finding it likely won’t be a problem for long.But what if the only life within a reasonable distance is non-intelligent, or early in its cultural development?

The giant impact that created the Moon also seeded Earth with life-giving carbon

The giant impact that created the Moon also seeded Earth with life-giving carbon The story goes like this: About four and a half billion years ago, the Earth first settled together into a planet.According to the giant impact hypothesis, that massive body was Theia, and the impact sent a bolus of mashed-together molten planet sloshing into space, where it coalesced into the Moon.

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere A NASA talk given at the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop presented a potential way to make Mars more habitable by giving it an artificial magnetic field.A few billion years ago, Mars had a magnetic field (like Earth does) that shielded it from radiation and the solar wind.

The DIY space race is here, and it is awesome

The DIY space race is here, and it is awesome All you need is a big weather balloon, some helium, a camera, and a dose of good timing.But the DIY space race didn't really take off until around 2009, after two MIT students built their own makeshift rig for just $150.