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MESSENGER Over Calvino Crater A depiction of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown flying over Mercury's surface displayed in enhanced color. The crater ringed by bright orange is Calvino crater. The enhanced color imagery of Mercury was obtained during the mission's second Mercury flyby in 2008. Visit this page to learn more about this high resolution sequence of color imagery from Mercury flyby 2. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Should NASA Be Crashing Spacecraft Into Alien Planets?

More and more NASA missions are ending in explosive crashes, despite the risk of carrying life forms from Earth into alien worlds.

04/14/2015

Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander (CBS)

Judge Sentences Jodi Arias To Life With No Chance Of Parole For Murder Of Her Boyfriend

Travis Alexander complained Jodi Arias was stalking him, and had even climbed through the doggie door of his house. Prosecutors said she killed him in a jealous rage, shooting and stabbing him 30 times.

04/13/2015

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lasers, Chemical Soup Used To Re-Create What May Be Life’s First Spark On Earth

The researchers zapped clay and a chemical soup with the laser to simulate the energy of a speeding asteroid smashing into the planet. They ended up creating what can be considered crucial pieces of the building blocks of life.

12/09/2014

Habitable Planet

$50 Million For Research On Extraterrestrials, Origin Of Life Through NASA Ames’ Astrobiology Institute Announced

Seven research teams will get $50 million dollars over five years to study extraterrestrial life in the universe, the origins of life on earth, and the evolution of future life forms, as part of the Astrobiology Isntitute’s work at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

10/06/2014

A sperm cell attempts to penetrate an ovum coat to fertilize it. (Wikimedia Commons)

Stanford Study Links Male Sperm Production Problems To Early Death Risk

Men who are found to be infertile also carry an increased risk of dying sooner than men with no problems reproducing, a Stanford University School of Medicine study has found.

05/16/2014

Ashton Kutcher as "Steve Jobs" (credit: Open Road Films)

First Movie Trailer For ‘Jobs’ Biopic Released

The first full length movie trailer for the highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, ‘Jobs’ starring Ashton Kutcher has been released…

06/21/2013

An artist's rendering of the planet (NASA)

Santa Cruz Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet

Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right.

CBS San Francisco–09/30/2010