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“Life” is strongly inspired by the 1979 horror film, “Alien.” Set aboard the International Space Station, “Life” follows a team of astronauts and scientists as they investigate a probe from Mars that contains a strange alien creature.

Review: Sci-fi thriller lives up to genre expectations

By Colin Tessier, Staff Writer April 13, 2017

“Life” has all of the characteristics of a typical alien horror movie, and that is both a blessing and a curse. “Life” offers a modern day take on Ridley Scott’s classic, “Alien.” With state-of-the-art...

Commentary: Recent spacecraft landings may shed more light on Mars and its atmosphere

Commentary: Recent spacecraft landings may shed more light on Mars and its atmosphere

October 7, 2014

Late last month, the inhabitants of Mars welcomed two new arrivals. The newcomers are NASA’s MAVEN and the Indian Space Research Organisation’s MOM — pronounced “M.O.M.,” not “mom.” They...

NASA search for life continues through budget cuts

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer February 28, 2013
Despite having been placed on the governmental back burner due to lack of funding, NASA and its work in space research has continued to be a hot topic. For the 2012 fiscal year, the space administration was allotted $17.8 billion in government funding, $648 million less than the previous year. This budget cut was largely…
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