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Jan 24, 2016 05:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Microbes appear to be dormant in permafrost in a region of Antarctica, which could deal a blow for the search for life in similar regions on Mars.
Jan 6, 2016 10:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
If habitable planets can form in globular clusters and survive for billions of years, life would have time to become complex.
Dec 16, 2015 01:29 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A little statistics knowledge suggests we may be way underestimating a typical alien's stature.
Dec 10, 2015 10:22 AM ET // ABC Science News
The new image was created by combining multiple near-infrared images taken during a high-altitude flyby on November 13.
Nov 25, 2015 12:08 PM ET // Susanna Speier, Space.com Contributor
An inside look at the dust-analyzing instrument that will fly on NASA's upcoming mission to the ocean-harboring Jupiter moon.
Nov 17, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
In the search for Earth-like worlds beyond the solar system, Kepler-438b seems to have it all. Alas, its angry star is a poor host for any potential lifeforms.
Nov 11, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
Oct 30, 2015 05:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Europe's Rosetta mission has found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is spewing molecular oxygen into space -- why would this be a bad thing for the hunt for extraterrestrial life?
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