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“Extraterrestrial Life”

Jan 24, 2016 05:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Microbes appear to be dormant in permafrost in a region of Antarctica, which could deal a blow for the search for life in similar regions on Mars.
Jan 21, 2016 01:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
We're having a hard time finding extraterrestrial life. Does this mean we're the only ones? Or does it mean that all the aliens are dead?
Dec 29, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This year has been filled with weird space stories, here are some of our favorites.
Dec 16, 2015 01:29 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A little statistics knowledge suggests we may be way underestimating a typical alien's stature.
Dec 15, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Say if Mars had intelligent beings able to talk to us at the same time as we talked to them -- how would that have changed our history?
Nov 6, 2015 03:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
Oct 30, 2015 05:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Europe's Rosetta mission has found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is spewing molecular oxygen into space -- why would this be a bad thing for the hunt for extraterrestrial life?
Oct 20, 2015 04:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
According to observations by Hubble and Kepler, the universe has only just begun to produce habitable worlds -- what does this mean for the evolution of intelligent life?
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