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Life, Unbounded

Life, Unbounded

Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiology

O NASA! My NASA!

Shuttle mission STS-118 (NASA) This is not exactly the normal kind of post on Life, Unbounded , but there's good reason for it.Our species of peculiarly upright, lurching, yabbering, fidgeting, opposing thumb creatures has managed to claw its way through time to arrive at a very special point.

July 21, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

Smoke signals

Storm on Saturn (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI) Oh weather; a joy, a pain, the making of a beautiful day or a miserable evening. Our planetary environment is constantly shuffling through a deck of thermodynamic cards and local conditions reflect a small part of the resultant lofting, pouring, steaming, streaming and meandering of atmospheric contents.

July 16, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

Smells Like the Beach

If there is anything that is predictable about planetary science it is the unpredictability. One of the best examples of this trait has been the remarkable story of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

July 8, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

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