Astrobiology

Scientist Says "Exotic" Life Could Exist in Pluto's Heart

Recent studies have indicated that there is likely a subsurface ocean underneath Pluto's Sputnik Planitia. But does that mean there...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 December 2016 - 5:05PM

Forget Mars, This Is Why We Should Colonize Titan

For the last decade or so, most of the talk about space colonization has cited Mars, the Moon, and maybe Europa as the best...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 11:23AM

Pluto's Heart May Hold an Icy Underground Ocean

Two new studies on Pluto were published on Wednesday, revealing a controversy about what lies beneath an icy impact basin in the...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 - 12:13PM

Mars Bullseye Could Be Host to Ancient Life

Last week, a group of scientists from the University of Texas delved deep into the eyes of two famous Marian craters, the Hellas...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 12:22PM

NASA Presents New Evidence for Geyser Activity on Europa

Scientists have long known that Europa is a prime candidate for extraterrestrial life, as a result of its subsurface ocean that could...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 4:43PM

How Astronomers Will Find Whether Life Can Exist on Proxima b

Last week, astronomers discovered a potentially Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf in our closest star system....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 5:29PM

Former NASA Engineer Says It's Highly Likely There Is Life in Our Solar System

Are we alone in the universe? That's the age-old question, and although astronomy has made plenty of progress in exploring the nearby...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 11:30AM

It's Confirmed: An Earth-Like Exoplanet Has Been Found in Our Nearest Star System

Earlier this month, rumors started flying that astronomers had found a small, terrestrial planet orbiting in the Goldilocks zone of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 1:46PM

Earth's Early Temperatures Might Make It "One-of-a-Kind," Study Says

For many years, scientists have all but taken for granted that, statistically speaking, there must be habitable planets within stars'...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 5:01PM

Report: Earth-Like Planet Found in Our Nearest Star System

Over the last few years, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets, several of which are considered to be potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 4:21PM

Impact Craters May Be the Wrong Places to Look for Life on Mars

Have we been looking for signs of Martian life in the wrong place? A new study claims that meteorites may destroy all signs of life...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 4:49PM

Scientist Says We Should Look for Advanced Aliens Around Stellified Planets

In 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jupiter was "ignited" through a nuclear fusion process, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 5:08PM

Watch: How Gamma Ray Bursts Could Wipe Out Life on Earth

To sci-fi fans, gamma rays are best known as the driver of Hulk's origin story. But while there's no scientific proof that gamma...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 07 August 2016 - 10:34AM

Venus May Have Been the First Habitable World in Our Solar System

These days, Earth is the only known habitable planet in our Solar System, and the best candidates for potential habitability are Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 2:12PM

NASA Says Mars' Gullies Weren't Formed by Flowing Water

Mars' gullies have been a source of endless speculation since they were first discovered in 2000. There's no denying that they look...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 August 2016 - 12:34PM

Could We Communicate with Aliens Through the “Universal Language” of Mathematics?

There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 2:56PM

Astronomers Discover Water Clouds on the Coldest Known Object Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have just discovered strong evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has clouds in its atmosphere made of water or water...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 2:17PM

Theia Collision Might Have Seeded Precious Metals on Earth

For many years, scientists believed that the materials for life on Earth were seeded in a collision with the planetary body Theia,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 4:01PM

"Diamond" Planets May Have Hosted the First Life in the Universe

Since 2005, astronomers have been talking about a theoretical kind of planet- called a carbon or "diamond" planet- which may have been...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 2:27PM

The Science of Star Wars: How Giant Space Slugs Could Exist in Real Life

While Star Wars is generally a space fantasy, there are several futuristic concepts within the franchise that are based in reality....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 10:23AM