In the March 4 SN: Search for sustainable catalysts, deflating cancer’s defenses, species miscounts, frog spit secrets, an acrobatic bat robot, coconut-cracking crabs, baffling X-ray bump, neutron’s elusive lifetime, Zika’s baby photo and more.
ONTO THE ICE This image from the Galileo spacecraft shows the icy surface of Europa. The Jovian moon is a target for a potential lander mission that will look for signs of life there.
The Juno spacecraft, shown in this artist’s illustration, will not maneuver into a shorter orbit around Jupiter due to an issue with helium valves that are part of the plumbing for the probe’s main engine.
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HINTS OF LIFE? Organic matter has been detected on Ceres, shown, suggesting the dwarf planet hosts the building blocks of life.