Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.
Astronomers have devised an instrument that could lift the veil of doubt over whether we're alone in the universe.
The hunt for signs of life on planets beyond our solar system should cast as wide a net as possible, some researchers stress.
Cute, squishy face, bug eyes, and a penchant for peanut M&Ms? Increasing amounts of research suggest the alien life we've been searching for won't look like anything Hollywood has yet imagined. And it might exist without compounds we deem essential.
NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet.
A NASA probe is about to get the first up-close look at a potentially habitable alien world.
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.
If Professor Hubert Farnsworth's 'Smell-O-Scope' actually existed, astrobiologists would have pointed it at dozens of alien planets by now.
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