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Jun 4, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Outer space might be the toughest environment for life, but some hardy microbes have been able to survive in it for surprising amounts of time.
Mar 2, 2015 03:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Chemical engineers have created a theoretical model of a type of alien cell that might be able to support life on Titan.
Jan 6, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are compelling structures in a slab of sedimentary Mars rock, but their discovery alone won't prove there was ancient life on Mars.
Oct 7, 2014 03:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Aug 6, 2014 06:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Seeking out alien biosignatures in exoplanetary atmospheres will be a key priority for the next generation of space telescopes. Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The role that Earth's oceans have on our planet's habitability is undeniable, but now scientists think that exoplanetary oceans are essential for alien life to evolve. Continue reading →
May 16, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Joseph Castro, Space.com Contributor
Research suggests that some Earth microbes are hardier than expected. If they hitch a ride on spacecraft, they could colonize other celestial bodies in the solar system.
May 5, 2014 04:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Seeking out biomarkers on exoplanets could be the next big endeavor -- but what would it take to detect a key component of alien photosynthesis? Continue reading →
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