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Artist’s concept of Enceladus’ icy plumes. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft completed its deepest-ever dive through it on Oct. 28, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Enlarge In an effort to better understand hydrothermal activity inside Saturn’s moon Enceladus, which is believed to harbor a global subsurface ocean, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft conducted a daring […]

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John Adams conducts the ‘Ghostly Walks’ in downtown Victoria on Friday, February 8, 2013. (Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS) VANCOUVER — It isn’t ghosts that Paul Kingsbury’s after this Halloween as he prepares to accompany a troop of supernatural investigators on a soul-searching expedition at a Vancouver-area heritage building. He’s on […]

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The orange-and-white radome that houses the upgraded McMurdo TDRSS Relay System is about 1.5 miles from the actual McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Credit: Philip Baldwin/NASA Enlarge For scientists now studying the voluminous amounts of data collected daily by NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, speed is everything. A new NASA-developed […]

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An artistic depiction of the exoplanet GJ1214b. Credit: Wikimedia Commons user Tyrogthekreeper Scientists have catalogued nearly 2,000 exoplanets around stars near and far. While most of these are giant and inhospitable, improved techniques and spacecraft have uncovered increasingly smaller worlds. The day may soon come when astrophysicists announce our planet’s […]