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“Extraterrestrial Life”

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?
Oct 15, 2015 07:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The fascinating speculation surrounding a recent Kepler observation of a star 1,500 light-years away has reignited questions of alien life in our universe and what it means for future studies.
Oct 14, 2015 02:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected something weird orbiting a nearby star -- is it evidence of an alien civilization? Or is it just a clump of comets?
Oct 14, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
It's a virtual certainty that comets have delivered the building blocks of life to Europa's hidden ocean, according to a new study.
Jul 21, 2015 08:36 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A new $100 million initiative invites the world's top minds to scour the universe for signals from distant planets. Continue reading →
Jul 20, 2015 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Monday, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking announced the launch of a new $100 million effort to track down an alien civilization within the next decade.
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