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German space agency chimes in on discovery of sea plankton on ISS

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Last month, Russian scientists said they discovered sea plankton on the International Space Station (ISS) that might be alive and thriving. NASA shed doubt on the discovery and little has been said since. However, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently responded to questions on the issue confirming the discovery of "bacterial DNA," but casting doubt on other aspects of the Russian report.

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Sea plankton found in space

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Russian scientists say they have found traces of sea plankton on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS), proving that life can survive in the harsh conditions of space.

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NASA scientists agree that aliens are out there

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NASA held a panel discussion on Monday, July 14 in which scientists discussed extraterrestrial life. The televised discussion took place at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, and featured leading science and engineering experts who discussed the search for life beyond ...

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Study says alien life on Mars could flourish

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Scientists believe that conditions may be suitable for present-day alien life on Mars to flourish. Atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences professor Nilton Renno is one of the scientists who participated in a new study from the University of Michigan, which, ...

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Alien world Gliese 832c may support life

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A recently discovered planet that is relatively close to Earth may be home to alien life. A team of astronomers discovered Gliese 832c by analyzing data collected by three instruments: The University College London Échelle Spectrograph (UCLES) on the Anglo-Australian ...

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NASA to test flying saucer in Hawaii

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On April 9, NASA announced that a flying saucer will be seen in Hawaii during the summer of 2014. But this flying saucer belongs to NASA. NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is designing and testing new technology to land ...

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SETI Institute announces new president and CEO

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The SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) selected a new organization head. A press release issued by the SETI Institute on Wednesday, April 9 announced that Dr. David Black has been named the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. ...

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