A suitable Mars analog exists in Antarctica.

Extreme Shrimps & Water Worlds

Hopping around to find life.

  • 27 July 2020
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When tracking down criminals, the mantra has always been "follow the money". Likewise, in looking for life on planets in other solar systems it has been "follow the water". In the case of Mars, it might be more immediate to follow the methane. The European Space Agency (ESA) has just released a series of spectacular images of the Mars canyon system and fractured landscape called Neli Fossae. [caption id="attachment_4001" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Neli Fossae on Mars ...
  • 10 May 2011
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Here at Riled Up we pay major attention to ecosystems on Earth and their condition. Terrestrial life is endlessly fascinating, important, and beautiful. However, observations by orbiting cameras like Cassini at Saturn and the Kepler Space Telescope, have opened up alien worlds and their environments that just keep getting weirder by the day. Two reports showcase such strangeness observed and predicted. NASA recently reported that it is raining methane on Titan, Saturn's huge moon, as ...
  • 21 April 2011
  • Author: Hugh Bollinger
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