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Life, Unbounded

Life, Unbounded

Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiology

Merging Black Holes: A Matter of Some Gravity

Two black holes merging can cast off a few percent of their total mass as gravitational waves in just minutes, sending the final object off on a high-speed journey through the universe

February 8, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf

Walking on Enceladus

Newly released images from the Cassini mission's final close flyby of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus reveal further exquisite details of the surface terrain

January 19, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf

Salty Ceres, Martian Dunes and Venus at Last

From progress on deciphering the strange features of dwarf planet Ceres to NASA's plans to play with Martian sand and a heroic rescue of Japan's Venus-bound spacecraft, it's been an interesting past couple of weeks

December 11, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

Did the Solar System Just Gain 2 New Worlds?

A pair of scientific papers suggest that the ALMA observatory may have detected 2 new "planet-scale" objects associated with the outer realms of the solar system. But should we be awed or skeptical?

December 10, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

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