Life-Producing Phosphorus Carried to Earth by Meteorites

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This artist's conception shows a young, hypothetical planet around a cool star. A soupy mix of potentially life-forming chemicals can be seen pooling around the base of the jagged rocks. (Credit: Photo illustration by NASA)

This artist's conception shows a young, hypothetical planet around a cool star. A soupy mix of potentially life-forming chemicals can be seen pooling around the base of the jagged rocks. (Credit: Photo illustration by NASA)Originally Published by ScienceDaily- Scientists may not know for certain whether life exists in outer space, but new research from a team of scientists led by a University of South Florida astrobiologist now shows that one key element that produced life on Earth was carried here on meteorites.

Your best photos: May 2013 supermoon

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Rising supermoon on May 24, 2013 as seen in Elk, California by our friend Mendocinosportplus.

Rising supermoon on May 24, 2013 as seen in Elk, California by our friend Mendocinosportplus.Originally Published by EarthSky.org – The May 24-25 full moon moon is one day away from lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth for this month. By a newly coined popular definition, that makes this May full moon a supermoon.

Climate science must listen to indigenous voices

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– One of my most cherishable memories at the University of the South Pacific is that of a visit to the journalism students’ newsroom by a small group of quaintly dressed people, some of them wearing heavy furs and thick skintight leather jackets, rugged blankets and heavy boots.