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Life, Unbounded

Life, Unbounded

Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiology

Philae's Real-Time Descent and Enceladus's Global Ocean [Video]

This week brings a video reconstructed from images of the Philae lander's approach to a comet, and a major new analysis of data from the Cassini mission that bolsters the case for a global, not just local, ocean beneath the icy crust of Enceladus...

September 16, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

A New Billion-Mile Journey for New Horizons

NASA's New Horizons team decide on their next target, a classical Kuiper Belt object that can be reached by January 2019, but the agency must still approve funds for this extended science mission...

August 31, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

A New Era for Origins of Life Science?

A new effort to bring global cohesion to origins of life science launches, and with it a fresh look at how to crack one of the greatest existential questions.

August 7, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

Would You Bet Your Species on "Earth-Like"?

The announcement of a newly confirmed exoplanet in Kepler data within its star's "habitable zone" is great news, but also reinforces some misconceptions about what an Earth-like world means...

July 24, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

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