Alien Life

The Science of The X-Files: Can Extraterrestrial Life Survive a Trip to Earth on a Meteorite?

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 3:45PM

The Science of The X-Files: That Time Scientists Claimed They Found Extraterrestrial Life in Meteorites

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 2:20PM

Astronomers Plan to Build a 40-Foot Orbital Telescope to Search for Alien Life

With Hubble taking beautiful pictures out in space, and construction for the James Webb Space Telescope well underway, we've already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 10:07AM

Alien Life May Be More Likely to Flourish in Globular Star Clusters

Could alien life be hiding right in plain sight? Scientists have thought for years that the dazzling globular clusters in the Milky...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 1:22PM

The Science of The X-Files: Alien Acidic Blood and the Real-Life "Toxic Lady"

The first season finale of the X-Files is based on a real-life X-File.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 11:39AM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

Neighboring Alien Planets Could Help Each Other Sustain Life

Astronomers recently discovered "neighbor" planets around the star Kepler-36, which are so close together, inhabitants living on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 11:17AM

It Looks Like KIC 8462852 Probably Doesn’t Host an Alien Dyson Sphere After All

It was definitely a long shot, but when every geek and sci-fi enthusiast around the world heard that astronomers may have detected an...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 07 November 2015 - 11:44AM

5 Things That Would Happen If We Ever Found Intelligent Alien Life

The search for extraterrestrial life has been in the public consciousness for decades, but what would happen if we actually succeeded?...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 1:16PM

This May Be the Best Alternative Explanation to That Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere So Far

Within the next week, astronomers are expected to have an answer regarding the cause of the bizarre, irregular dips in brightness of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 11:44AM

The Search for an Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere Has Begun

Recently, a newly discovered star kicked up a media storm when astronomers detected bizarre brightness patterns that some...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 11:34AM

Study Shows Most Earth-Like Planets Haven't Been Born Yet

Could there be billions more Earth-like planets by the end of the universe? A new theoretical study from the Space Telescope Science...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 1:40PM

Did Astronomers Just Find Evidence of an Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "Relics," the crew of the USS Enterprise-D comes upon a full Dyson sphere, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 10:09AM

New 'Habitability Index' Ranks Exoplanets for Potential to Host Alien Life

As telescopes become more and more powerful, astronomers will be able to investigate a plethora of exoplanets, and essentially won't...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 12:34PM

China Is Building the World's Largest Telescope to Begin Searching for Alien Life Next Year

China is rapidly coming to the end of construction for the largest telescope in the world, which will begin searching for alien life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 3:38PM

SETI Corrects Edward Snowden on the Difficulties of Eavesdropping on Alien Civilizations

Last weekend, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claimed that we may not have heard from alien civilizations yet because their...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 12:58PM

Edward Snowden Thinks We Haven't Heard from Aliens Because Their Communications are Encrypted

On the latest episode of Star Talk, the NSA whistleblower discussed alien life with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 3:43PM

Elon Musk's Plans for Sending 1 Million People to Mars for $500,000 Each.

Elon Musk has long been a vocal proponent for the quest to send humans to Mars, regularly suggesting that humanity must become...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 5:59AM

Scientists Claim to Have Proof that an Alien Invasion is 'Unlikely'

Super-advanced alien civilizations may be absent from our part of the Universe.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 3:22PM

DARPA Experts on Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Search for Alien Life

"We haven't really looked for extraterrestrial life yet."

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 4:10PM