Astrobiology

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

Mathematician Uses Art to Form Plausible Theory of Extraterrestrial Origins of Life

With the panspermia hypothesis of the origin of life on Earth gaining more and more traction recently, Princeton mathematician Edward...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:05PM

Why Earth Is Only 'Marginally Habitable,' and a Portrait of a Superhabitable Planet

Could there be planets that are more habitable than Earth in our own galaxy? According to Rene Heller, an astrophysicist at McMaster...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 11:25AM

NASA Scientists Currently Devising Ways to Search for Alien Life on Europa

With NASA's game-changing announcement that they will send a probe to search for alien life on Europa, NASA's scientists are currently...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 11:23AM

UK Scientists Find Evidence that Aliens May Have Seeded Life on Earth

Did extraterrestrials deliberately seed the first life on Earth? Astrobiologists from the University of Buckingham have discovered a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 4:39PM

'Mirage Planets' May Convince Us They're Habitable Long After Their Oceans Have Burned Away

In the search for extraterrestrial life, liquid water is essentially the holy grail. Life can be found on Earth almost everywhere that...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:25PM

265 Years of Planet Discoveries in a 60 Second Gif

Humanity has known of the existence of other planets orbiting our Sun for centuries, but the existence of planets outside our solar...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 09 February 2015 - 4:30PM

NASA Announces Plans to Send Probe to Search for Alien Life On Europa

NASA has been predicting for some time that Jupiter's moon Europa contains alien life, but up to this point there were no official...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - 2:43PM

Lunar Lava May Have Preserved a Record of the Origin of Life in Our Solar System

Life began on Earth 3.8 billion years ago, back when our Moon was covered in flowing lava. But where Earth has all but destroyed its...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 February 2015 - 3:47PM

NASA Finds Asteroid Vesta Once Had Flowing Liquid Water

Cold, arid asteroid Vesta was the last place anyone expected to find liquid water. And although the planet is not conducive to the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 12:40PM

Meet the Aquatic Robot That Could Aid the Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

2400 ft beneath the Antarctic Ice, a robotic adventurer makes the astonishing discovery that deep within that dark and incredibly cold...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 3:51PM

You Can Now Take a Free Online Course on Alien Hunting from Harvard University

The discovery of intelligent alien life would arguably be one of the most significant scientific developments of all time, and now...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 3:08PM

New Chilean Telescope Is Now Searching for Earth-Like Planets

A newly unveiled telescope in Chile may be revolutionary in discovering relatively small alien planets that are currently orbiting...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 January 2015 - 4:16PM

There May Be Billions More Habitable Exoplanets than We Thought

When searching for extraterrestrial life, the "holy grail," so to speak, has long been a planet with liquid water. But thus far, there...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 January 2015 - 1:37PM

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence That Microbial Life Once Existed on Mars

The saga of our attempt to find life on Mars has gone on for many years, but there have been several new developments recently....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 2:19PM

NASA's Kepler Finds the Most Earth-Like Exoplanet Ever Discovered

NASA's Kepler space telescope has just discovered three new Earth-like exoplanets, one of which is the closest analogue to Earth...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 - 9:44AM

Geysers on Jupiter's Moon Europa Have Disappeared

Almost exactly a year after NASA found evidence of water vapor on Europa, researchers from several different projects are claiming...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 12:27PM