Methane Discovered in Martian Meteorites: A Clue to Possible Life?

Methane has been discovered in some meteorites originating from Mars. Could it be a clue to life? Image Credit: Image by Michael Helfenbein

Methane has been discovered in some meteorites originating from Mars. Could it be a clue to life? Image Credit: Michael Helfenbein

The puzzle¬†of methane on Mars has taken an interesting new twist: For the first time, the gas has been detected within Martian meteorites. The finding adds another layer to the ongoing controversy over […]

NASA Mission Discovers Particle Accelerator in Heart of Van Allen Radiation Belts

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

Using data from a NASA satellite, scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe and known as the Van Allen radiation belts.

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Lunar Helium-3: To Mine or Not to Mine

Apollo 17’s Jack Schmitt collecting samples on the Moon in 1972. The samples from Apollo were found to contain Helium-3. Photo Credit: NASA

The Apollo astronauts who walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 brought back just under 842 pounds of rocks and regolith. In 1985, engineers at the University of Wisconsin found […]