Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life.
Targeted for a 2020 launch, NASA's next Mars rover may look like Curiosity's twin, but it will have a very different suite of instruments aboard. Continue reading →
New observations from NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has revealed at least 101 individual geysers erupting from Enceladus' crust and, through careful analysis, planetary scientists have uncovered their origin. Continue reading →
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
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 →
Project aims to drop penetrating darts into planet surface.
Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system.
Red dwarf stars -- the most common stars in the galaxy -- bathe planets in their habitable zones with potentially deadly stellar winds, a finding that could have significant impacts on the prevalence of life beyond Earth, new research shows.
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