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(English) Foams, meteors, muscle tone, and firing up the levitator – August Space Station science

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Take refuge in a cave – on the Moon

Caverns on the Moon and Mars can offer enough space, protection against cosmic radiation and stable temperatures for astronaut bases, a recent study suggests. New research compared hundreds of underground formations on Earth, the Moon and Mars. While on our planet the diameter of lava tunnels typically ranges from 10 to 30 metres, some of […]

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(English) From Antarctica to Mars

(English) There is something in the frozen lands of Antarctica that lures her. Vinciane Debaille cherishes forgotten rocks that have landed in the midst of the white desert. More than 250 martian meteorites have fallen under the scrutiny of this geochemist who dates rocks using natural radioactivity to understand how planets formed and evolved.

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(English) A game changer for the Solar System

(English) Half a century ago humans stepped on the Moon for the first time. The lunar rocks the Apollo astronauts bought back to Earth are still being investigated and analysed by researchers all over the world. As lab techniques improve, new revelations help us better understand our natural satellite.

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(English) The martian link

(English) She feels at ease in the lab, surrounded by microscopes to unveil the inner secrets of rocks. As she swings back and forth between a meteorite sample, the eyepiece and the screen, she is looking for the organic compounds that will tell her more about life in the Universe.

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(English) Mars revisited

(English) If aliens looked for life on a future Earth with its oceans and fertile lands lost to time, where would they start?

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(English) A Sherlock Holmes for Mars

(English) The crime scene is an impact crater and the mystery is an elusive one for scientists – detecting life’s fingerprints on Mars.

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(English) Stable foams and unstable muscles – a month of European Space Station science

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