About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. Continue reading →
A planet-hunting project is snapping pictures of alien worlds and other objects orbiting nearby stars in an effort to give scientists a better understanding of these intriguing exoplanets.
The first detection of intelligent extraterrestrial life will likely come within the next quarter-century
Earth may be a nice and cozy place for life as we know it to evolve, but is it really the best place for life to thrive? Probably not, say two researchers. Continue reading →
In light of last week's announcement of Hubble's detection of huge plumes of water vapor over Europa's south pole, this could be the motivation the world needs to send a life-hunting mission to Jupiter's mysterious icy moon. Continue reading →
Could terrestrial life be the proverbial "space invaders" of science fiction? Continue reading →
Lawmakers of the House Science Committee discussed the search for extraterrestrial life with three experts for 2 hours -- an event that exposed the good and bad of political attitudes toward science. Continue reading →
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