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Apr 7, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The chemicals necessary for the formation of life have been detected in lab-grown comet ice -- a discovery that could have huge implications for discovering how life as we know it was spawned.
Mar 25, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The identification of core genes needed for life may not only spill secrets of how biology got its start on Earth, but also shed light on the hunt for life beyond the planet.
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 13, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A pale blue dot may not be the only hint of life beyond the solar system. New research suggests astronomers pay attention to pale orange worlds as well, since they may resemble what Earth looked like earlier in its history.
Oct 19, 2015 08:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A series of laboratory tests show that some terrestrial bacteria would adapt well to the salty and sulfate-rich ocean believed to exist beneath the hard icy shell of Europa.
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.
Oct 5, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Although scientists have long considered oxygen a sign that life exists on an alien planet, new research suggests the element could be produced without it.
Oct 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Red dwarf stars may be able to support habitable exoplanets after all -- through complex tidal interactions between star and planet, global magnetic fields could evolve, protecting hypothetical life forms from the red dwarfs' ferocious nature.
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