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  • Isotope of carbon found in exoplanet’s atmosphere

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 17th, 2021

    An international team of scientists has detected isotopes of carbon in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time ever, a discovery noted in the journal Nature.

  • Ceres’ surface found to contain building blocks for life

    Laurel KornfeldDecember 14th, 2018

    The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres holds high levels of organic material, according to a new study of images returned by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This provides a tantalizing glimpse into the possibility of life throughout our solar system.