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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration

60-Second Space Scientific American

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    • 4.2 • 59 Ratings

Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration

    Bacteria Got an Early Fix on Nitrogen

    Bacteria Got an Early Fix on Nitrogen

    New evidence points to the evolution of the ability for bacteria to grab nitrogen from the atmosphere some 3.2 billion years ago, about 1.2 billion years earlier than thought—with implications for finding extraterrestrial life. Lee Billings reports

    • 2 min
    Stars Reveal Hidden Galaxy

    Stars Reveal Hidden Galaxy

    A dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way may consist of more dark matter than regular matter.* Clara Moskowitz reports

    • 1 min
    Space Science Budget Gets Small Lift

    Space Science Budget Gets Small Lift

    NASA has to deal with the unexpected financial consequences of robotic missions that just keep going. Lee Billings reports

    • 1 min
    5 Rocky Planets Found in Ancient, Distant Solar System

    5 Rocky Planets Found in Ancient, Distant Solar System

    The oldest group of terrestrial worlds now known formed some 11.2 billion years ago, more than six billion years before our sun and planets. Clara Moskowitz reports

     

    • 1 min
    Long-Lost Lander Found on Mars

    Long-Lost Lander Found on Mars

    New images from a NASA orbiter reveal Beagle 2’s final resting place. Lee Billings reports

    • 1 min
    Look Up to See Latest Comet Lovejoy

    Look Up to See Latest Comet Lovejoy

    Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy’s latest comet find is naked-eye visible in the southeast sky until January 24. Clara Moskowitz reports    

     

    • 1 min

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