This Just In
Earth's place in the solar system is just right. It's not too hot, like Venus, and it's not too cold, like Mars, and this 'Goldilocks zone' of habitability around other stars like the sun just might be bigger than thought.
Could terrestrial life be the proverbial "space invaders" of science fiction? Continue reading →
HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading →
Lawmakers of the House Science Committee discussed the search for extraterrestrial life with three experts for 2 hours -- an event that exposed the good and bad of political attitudes toward science. Continue reading →
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected water in the atmospheres of five planets beyond our solar system, two recent studies report.
Where did all the water go? A new Mars probe, MAVEN, aims to find out.
In our quest to discover strange new life on strange new worlds, a group of astronomers have determined that if we are to detect extraterrestrial biology, we should fine-tune our search to the color purple. Continue reading →
In an interesting twist to the story of NASA's ace planet-hunting telescope Kepler, mission managers have announced their intention to bring the mission back online despite suffering a crippling blow in May. Continue reading →
+ Load More