The field of hydrothermal vents known as Loki’s Castle, in the North Atlantic Ocean, where scientists found archaea believed to be related to the archaea that created eukaryotes through endosymbiosis with bacteria.A Solar System Found Crowded With Earth-Sized Exoplanets. NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around a Single StarCeres, Asteroids, and Us. Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet CeresLife-Detecting Lander for Europa. NASA Panel Supports a Lander that would follow on the Europa Clipper orbiter mission that is scheduled to launch in the 2020s.
Looking for LUCA, the Last Universal Common AncestorLife's earliest ancestor, a hydrothermal vent extremophile, and the “two-branch” theory of evolution.01/04
A Solar System Found Crowded With Earth-Sized ExoplanetsNASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around a Single Star02/04
Ceres, Asteroids, and UsDawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres03/04
Life-Detecting Lander for EuropaNASA Panel Supports a Lander that would follow on the Europa Clipper orbiter mission that is scheduled to launch in the 2020s.04/04
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NASA MISSIONSExploring the Red Planet

The rovers and spacecraft we’ve sent to Mars have found evidence the planet was warmer in the past, with lakes and rivers. Was there life there? Future exploration may find evidence for that as well.

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The gravity on Mars is only 37 percent of Earth’s gravity. Not only could you leap three times higher on Mars, but this lower gravity is one reason why Olympus Mons became the biggest volcano in the solar system.

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