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Title: Giant Energetic Bubbles Adorn the Milky Way

Bacteria Got an Early Fix on Nitrogen

February 23rd, 2015

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… Go to Episode

Stars Reveal Hidden Galaxy

February 17th, 2015

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

Space Science Budget Gets Small Lift

February 10th, 2015

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

5 Rocky Planets Found in Ancient, Distant Solar System

February 2nd, 2015

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… Go to Episode