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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 →
Jan 10, 2014 01:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
Jun 13, 2013 11:57 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
Exomoons may be a good place to find extraterrestrial life. While we haven't found any yet, we know exactly what we're looking for. Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2013 04:10 PM ET // Markus Hammonds
Hydrogen gas produced in a water-rock chemical reaction may be able to sustain life -- on both Earth and Mars. Continue reading →
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