A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. Continue reading →
Water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of one of the first alien planets ever identified by astronomers.
The first detection of intelligent extraterrestrial life will likely come within the next quarter-century
Early planets may have harbored microbial life just after the universe started, warmed by cosmic radiation, says a new theory.
For years, we've believed that around 2 billion planets in the galaxy are able to support alien life. But what if we were wrong? Anthony discusses how new knowledge of the 'Goldilocks Zone' could mean life on up to 60 billion planets.
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
In light of last week's announcement of Hubble's detection of huge plumes of water vapor over Europa's south pole, this could be the motivation the world needs to send a life-hunting mission to Jupiter's mysterious icy moon. Continue reading →
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.
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