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News Archive / Tagged: Water

  • Mars and Titan: Two very different potentially habitable worlds

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 23rd, 2021

    Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan are at the forefront of the search for habitable solar system worlds, but they are very different from one another in terms of the presence of liquid, temperature variations, and the presence of organic compounds, planetary scientist Vincent Chevrier of the University of Arkansas noted in a March 12 online […]

  • Amount of water on the Moon varies by location and time of day

    Laurel KornfeldFebruary 6th, 2021

    Two Earth-based studies confirm water molecules are present on the Moon, but amounts vary depending on location and time of day, Casey Honniball of NASA.

  • Observations indicate comets may have brought water to Earth

    Laurel KornfeldMay 27th, 2019

    Observations of Comet Wirtanen by the world's largest airborne observatory support the notion that comets may have delivered water to Earth.

  • Curiosity reveals mysterious variety of terrains at Vera Rubin Ridge

    Laurel KornfeldSeptember 11th, 2018

    The area around NASA's Curiosity rover is providing scientists with colors and textures that are leaving them puzzled.

  • Ice confirmed at the Moon’s poles

    Jim SharkeyAugust 28th, 2018

    A team of researchers using data collected by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice at the Moon's poles. While most of the ice at the southern pole is concentrated in lunar craters, the substance is more widely, but sparsely distributed, at the northern pole.