Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. NASA

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

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Astronomers using ALMA have uncovered chemical “fingerprints” of methanol, dimethyl ether, and methyl formate in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The latter two molecules are the largest organic molecules ever conclusively detected outside the Milky Way. The far-infrared image on the left shows the full galaxy. The zoom-in image shows the star-forming region observed by ALMA. It is a combination of mid-infrared data from Spitzer and visible (H-alpha) data from the Blanco 4-meter telescope. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); Herschel/ESA; NASA/JPL-Caltech; NOAO

Stellar Embryos in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy Contain Surprisingly Complex Organic Molecules

Stellar Embryos in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy Contain Surprisingly Complex Organic Molecules The nearby dwarf galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a chemically…

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The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, seen up close. ESA/Rosetta/NavCam, CC BY-SA

How comet dust has allowed us to trace the history of the Solar System

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Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour simple life forms – and reveal how organisms first formed on Earth

Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour simple life forms – and reveal how organisms first formed on Earth False colour mosaic made from infrared data collected…

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