We are getting closer to finding traces of life on Mars

It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for past life on Mars in 1996. What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilised micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was evidence that there has once been life on the Red…

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Possibility of ancient life on Mars

It looks like we have gotten closer to knowing whether there is (or was) life on Mars as NASA’s Curiosity rover found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life. The Curiosity rover discovered “tough” organic molecules in sedimentary rocks that…

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This is how space science can spur Afrika’s development

Afrikan countries need to explore space science applications and services to bolster socioeconomic development, experts say. Experts attending the International Space Forum held in Kenya last month (13 February 2018) discussed the potential that space technology could provide to the continent grappling with issues such as energy, security, diseases, poverty,…

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