Underground Lake Found On Mars Beneath A Mile of Ice — News : NPR

Scientists say they’ve found what appears to be a briny underground lake near the south pole on Mars a mile below the surface. It possible that some kind of microbial life once lived in the lake.(Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS,)

via Underground Lake Found On Mars Beneath A Mile of Ice — News : NPR

The beginning of it all

Cosmic records of the earliest days of the universe, 13.8 billion years ago, are starting to accumulate. Soon, we may have all the clues we need to piece together the events that transformed hydrogen and cosmic energy to the blooming universe astronomers study today. Today (Feb. 28), scientists announced the discovery of some of the…

via Scientists found atoms that contain remnants of the dawn of the universe — Quartz

On This Day in 1966 We Got the First Picture from the Moon – Lights in the Dark

On Feb. 3, 1966 the Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft made the first successful robotic soft landing on the Moon. Seven hours later it transmitted its first images of the lunar surface back to Earth. The image above is Luna 9 lander’s first view—the first time humans had ever seen a picture from the surface of another world.

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