For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
New research suggests we might want to widen our search for Earth-like exoplanets. Younger stars, it turns out, are hot enough to support exoplanetary life farther away from a star than we thought.
To account for a lake that lasted for millions of years means the Martian atmosphere would have had to be far thicker and loaded with water.
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life.
Just as George Lucas re-released his classic Star Wars trilogy in digitally remastered versions for a new audience, NASA has re-released a remastered view of one of their own space classics. Continue reading →
Life is all around us, on Earth. But what about elsewhere in the Universe? NASA has announced new funding for 7 institutions to tackle this question. Continue reading →
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
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