Image of dunes of methane ice on Pluto. Upper left: mountainous region adjacent to a plain. Lower right: patterns of dune. Credit: NASA

Icy Dunes on Pluto Reveal a Diverse and Dynamic Dwarf Planet

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This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet…

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The Curiosity rover on Mars has been busy. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life

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NASA’s latest carbon-observing space mission is the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which is making unprecedented global measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Credits: NASA

NASA Invested in Cracking Earth’s Carbon Puzzle

NASA Invested in Cracking Earth’s Carbon Puzzle It’s a scientific conundrum with huge implications for our future: How will our planet react to the increasing…

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ACT-America science flights cover large areas and sniff out carbon dioxide in both stormy and fair weather. Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

Springing Back into the Hunt for Greenhouse Gases

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Jupiter seen by Juno. Justin Cowart/Flickr, CC BY-SA

How insights into ‘supercritical fluids’ could help us understand the interior of the giant gas planets

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SEAS researchers suggest that early Mars may have been warmed intermittently by a powerful greenhouse effect, possibly explaining water on the planet's surface billions of years ago. Credit: NASA

Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars

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