End-Permian Extinction Lasted Ten Times Longer on Land Than Water

End-Permian Extinction Lasted Ten Times Longer on Land Than Water

The biggest mass extinction event on Earth occurred at the end of the Permian period, resulting in the extinction of 95% of marine life and 80% of terrestrial life. Now, scientists have found that the terrestrial portion of the event lasted nearly ten times as long as the ocean version. Plus, a spaghettified star, the search for Moon Trees, all about Mars, and new works on dark matter and dark energy.

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The Tibet ASγ Experiment Finds Evidence of PeVatrons

The Tibet ASγ Experiment Finds Evidence of PeVatrons

Using substantial ground arrays and underground muon detectors, the Tibet ASγ Collaboration has captured evidence of ultra-high-energy gamma rays that are thought to be the result of nuclear interactions between cosmic rays and interstellar gas. Plus, OSIRIS-REx, Ingenuity, InSight, comet 2I/Borisov, and things getting hit (or not) by other things.

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LPSC: Studying Microorganisms Trapped in Salt as Martian Analog

LPSC: Studying Microorganisms Trapped in Salt as Martian Analog

We interview a pair of scientists who have examined microorganisms embedded in halite crystals to determine the feasibility of finding similar evidence of past life in return samples from Mars. Plus, ‘Oumuamua, Bennu, Ryugu, winds on Jupiter and a space jellyfish.

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LPSC: All the Planetary News You Can Handle

LPSC: All the Planetary News You Can Handle

Monday was the first day of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and we are going to spend at least the next two weeks sharing as much science as possible. The conference is taking place virtually this year, and of course, Mars is the big focus. Plus icy worlds, volcanic worlds, and exoplanets, and we’re bringing you a little of everything.

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