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New research suggests that Earth microbes and bacteria could survive a trip to Mars on the outside of a spacecraft. (Getty Images)

Researchers: Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars

Research shows bacteria and other Earth microbes can survive on spacecraft.

CBS Tampa–05/16/2014

Astronomers say a deep ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Enceladus. (Image credit: NASA)

Astronomers: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Holds Huge Ocean Of Water

Finding makes the moon a likely candidate for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

CBS Tampa–04/04/2014

The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013

The artist's concept depicts Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. (credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech)

NASA Discovers 2 Distant Planets Ideal For Life

NASA’s planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. They are just the right size and in just the right place near their star.

04/18/2013

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