DARPA Is Trying to Genetically Engineer Organisms to Terraform Mars

Could genetically engineered bacteria make Mars livable for humans?

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 1:56PM

4 Reasons Everyone is Excited for the Start of NASA's Exploration of Europa

4 Reasons to be excited for the start of NASA's exploration of Europa.

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 19 June 2015 - 2:26PM

The Key To Finding Extraterrestrial Life is Right Here at Home

Understanding how life survives in Earth's most inhospitable habitats could be key to finding extraterrestrial life.

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 12:23PM

Europa May Not Be a Possible Candidate for Alien Life After All

Scientists believe that Europa is a prime candidate for life as a result of a liquid water ocean under its icy shell, but that ocean...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 May 2015 - 11:11AM

This Animated Explanation of the Fermi Paradox Explores Whether We're Alone in the Universe

This animated explanation of the Fermi Paradox asks, "Where are all the aliens?"

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 2:20PM

'Jets' from Enceladus Geysers May Be Huge Curtain-Like Sheets of Ice and Vapor

Scientists believed Enceladus had geysers that emitted "jets," but new research indicates that they may be giant walls of vapor and...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 3:46PM

NASA Launches Ambitious New Alien-Hunting Initiative

NASA is commencing a new interdisciplinary program specifically intended to find life on other worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 4:23PM

Curiosity Finds First Evidence that There Is Currently Liquid Water on Mars

Scientists just found the first evidence that liquid water can be found on Mars during the spring and winter months.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 April 2015 - 1:08PM

NASA Scientists Claim We'll Discover Alien Life By 2025

NASA scientists are feeling more confident than ever that humanity will discover alien life within a generation.

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 11:05AM

Mars Has Huge Belts of Frozen Water Glaciers

Scientists discover that, in addition to Mars's polar ice caps, the Red Planet also has glaciers of frozen water at its central...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 11:00AM

Astronomers Detect Unusual Patterns of Radio Emissions, Extraterrestrials Considered a Possible Explanation

Astronomers have detected mysterious radio bursts that follow an unusual pattern, so unusual that they're considering an "artificial...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 2:30PM

Colorful Life-Form Catalog May Help Us Find Alien Microbes

Scientists at Cornell University are creating a database of Earth microbes to help find and identify alien life forms.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 12:16PM

Curiosity Rover May Have Just Found Fatty Acids on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover may have just found fatty acids on Mars, although they can't be sure that it has a biological origin yet.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 12:52PM

Astronomers Find that Billions of Stars in the Milky Way Have Planets in the Habitable Zone

A statistical analysis of 151 planetary systems in the Milky Way showed that our galaxy may contain billions of exoplanets in their...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 11:56AM

Kim Stanley Robinson: Terraforming Mars Would Take a Lot Longer than in the Mars Trilogy

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy was often called "the ultimate in future history" when it was published in the 1990's, as a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 5:27PM

Stunning Gif Shows Just How Much Water Is on Europa

Europa has long been theorized to have a vast liquid ocean beneath its icy surface, and now a hypnotizing gif demonstrates just how...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 4:11PM

NASA Announces New Evidence Suggesting Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has a Subsurface Ocean

There's a lot of talk about various moons throughout our solar system having the potential to support life. Europa and Enceladus have,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 12:32PM

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Shows Signs of Ongoing Geyser Activity, Could Hold Microbial Life

Previous studies have already shown that Saturn's moon Enceladus is host to over 100 geysers, making it a plausible candidate for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 5:02PM

NASA Scientists Claim They've Confirmed that Early Mars Had an Ocean

Astrobiologists have long been convinced that Mars was once host to water, and the theory that the northern part of the Red Planet was...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 3:34PM

Cold-Resistant Compound May Be Key to Life in Titan's Methane Lakes

Liquid water has long been the holy grail in the search for extraterrestrial life, but recently, more and more astrobiologists are...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 11:22AM