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Astronomers Find Water in the Atmosphere of a Habitable Exoplanet for the First Time

September 12, 2019

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, and the efforts of a large team of astronomers, we now know…
The Universe may Contain many Planets even More Suited to Life than Earth, Study Suggests

August 23, 2019

So far, the search for extra-terrestrial life has been a dismal endeavour, with countless promising worlds turning out…
Exoplanet evolution: Astronomers expand cosmic ‘cheat sheet’

July 11, 2019

Cornell astronomers have reached into nature’s color palette from early Earth to create a cosmic “cheat sheet” for…
NASA Plans to Fly a Drone to Titan in Search of the Building Blocks of Life

June 28, 2019

In a statement released on Thursday, NASA revealed its next target of exploration within our solar system to…
Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes

May 20, 2019

In 1960, famed theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson made a radical proposal. In a paper titled “Search for Artificial…
Maybe Self-Replicating Robot Probes are Destroying Each Other? That’s Why We Don’t See Them

March 28, 2019

During the 1940s, Hungarian-American scientist John von Neumann developed a mathematical theory for how machines could endlessly reproduce…
Complex Life Might Require a Very Narrow Habitable Zone

March 4, 2019

Since the Kepler Space Telescope was launched into space, the number of known planets beyond our Solar System…
NASA’s Technosignatures Report is Out. Every Way to Find Evidence of an Intelligent Civilization

December 31, 2018

In 1961, famed astronomer Frank Drake created a formula for estimating the number of extra-terrestrial intelligences (ETIs) that…
Sugar is Sweet, Essential to Life — and It’s Probably in Deep Space

December 20, 2018

When we think of sugar, it’s in the form of a holiday sweet or a reason to head…
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets

November 26, 2018

Every school kid knows that Earth has a magnetic field – it’s what makes compasses align north-south and…
We Could Build a Powerful Laser and Contact Civilizations Within 20,000 Light-Years. But Should We?

November 8, 2018

A powerful laser is just the thing to announce our presence as a technological species in this arm…
Evidence of Life on Exoplanets Needs Searching for “Purple Earths”

October 23, 2018

Finding potentially habitable planets beyond our Solar System is no easy task. While the number of confirmed extra-solar…
The Milky Way Could Be Spreading Life From Star to Star

October 13, 2018

For almost two centuries, scientists have theorized that life may be distributed throughout the Universe by meteoroids, asteroids,…
Technosignatures are NASA’s New Target for Detecting Other Civilizations in Space. Wait. What’s a Technosignature?

September 29, 2018

NASA is targeting technosignatures in its renewed effort to detect alien civilizations. Congress asked NASA to re-boot its…
Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life on Them

September 6, 2018

In recent decades, astronomers have discovered many planets that they believe are “Earth-like” in nature, meaning that they…
Another Way to Search for Biosignatures of Alien Life. The Material Blasted out of Asteroid Impacts

August 21, 2018

In recent years, the number of confirmed extra-solar planets has risen exponentially. As of the penning of the…
Up to 30% of Known Exoplanets could be Vast Water Worlds

August 21, 2018

When searching for extra-terrestrial life, scientists usually seek its proxy – liquid water. Now, a new study claims…
Life on Europa Would be Protected by Just a Few Centimeters of Ice

July 25, 2018

Ever since the Galileo probe provided compelling evidence for the existence of a global ocean beneath the surface…
New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons

July 13, 2018

Since the 1970s, when the Voyager probes captured images of Europa’s icy surface, scientists have suspected that life…
New Model Predicts That We Are Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe

June 22, 2018

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). Named…
NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

June 8, 2018

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have…
Grad student assists in search for potential life – hosting planets beyond earth

June 7, 2018

In recent years, astronomers have discovered more than 4,000 exoplanets (and counting) – planets outside our solar system.…
NASA Dives Deep into the Search for Life

May 31, 2018

Off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island and more than 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface lie the…
Venus atmosphere harbours extraterrestrial life? How will we find this out?

May 29, 2018

Humans are still dreaming about finding extra-terrestrial life in Solar system. This is one of the reasons we…
Fossil hunt on Mars – where will we look for signs of ancient life?

May 26, 2018

Humanity is curious – how come the Earth is the only planet in the Solar system that harbours…
Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

April 6, 2018

In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for example, has…
Life beyond Earth: No plate tectonics, no problem

April 4, 2018

Scientists looking for life on distant planets are making plans to search non-Earth-like planets based on discoveries within…
If We Do Hear Signals From Aliens, They’re Probably Long Gone

March 15, 2018

In 1961, famed astrophysics Frank Drake proposed a formula that came to be known as the Drake Equation.…
Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and Europa?

March 12, 2018

For decades, scientists have been speculating that life could exist in beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon…
How Badly Will Humanity Freak Out if We Discover Alien Life?

February 21, 2018

The discovery of alien life is one of those things that everyone thinks about at some point. Hollywood…
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