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Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest | Commons

Deforestation has wiped out 8% of Amazon rainforest in just 18 years

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Representational image | Photo credit: NASA

Scientists make sound of ‘perfectly flowing fluid’ and it could help study neutron stars

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The Fritillaria delavayi (centre) | sciencenews.org | Y. Niu

Medicinal plant evolves to hide from humans, blends in with environment where harvested

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Bacteria (fluorescent green) growing on basalt rock. | Photo: Rosa Santomartino

Bacteria could help extract minerals from rocks on Mars and Moon, study says

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Representational image. | Indian Ocean. | Photo: Pxfuel

Indian Ocean once had world’s most continuously-active volcanic province, find scientists

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File image of Mars | Pixabay

3 salty lakes under Mars’ surface raises possibility of life on the red planet

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Representational image | Pixabay

Scientists in Japan revive microbes buried in rocks over 100 million years ago

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NASA launches most complex mission ever to search for signs of life on Mars

Mars 2020 consists of a lander called Perseverance and a helicopter called Ingenuity. The mission will look for signs of life and habitability, and collect samples for future return to earth.
The Tianwen-1 mission lifts off Thursday | Credit: cnsa.gov.cn

Search for life, underground water — what China aims for with first Mars bid Tianwen-1

China successfully launched its Mars mission Tianwen-1 Thursday by invoking the work of an ancient poet who wrote about ‘Heavenly Questions’.
A visual of the Hope Probe | Photo: emiratesmarsmission.ae

UAE sends Hope to Mars in the Arab world’s first mission to the Red Planet

Al Amal, or the Hope orbiter, will reach Mars in February 2021 and is expected to study the planet's atmosphere and create a weather map.

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