Alien Life

SETI Expands Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life to 20,000 More Star Systems

SETI just expanded its search for intelligent aliens in a big way. Over the next two years, a new initiative will search 20,000 star...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 11:17AM

Astronomers Want to Start Looking for Aliens Who Are Looking for Us

Many methods have been proposed for finding intelligent extraterrestrial life, but considering the vastness of the universe, and the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 2:59PM

Exomoons in the Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life: NASA Is Looking for a Real-Life Pandora

In the last few decades, astronomers have discovered over 1,000 exoplanets, but still haven't found any exomoons. Now, NASA is kicking...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 10:17AM

Astronomers Are Getting Closer to Explaining Those Mysterious Radio Bursts from Space

Fast radio bursts were discovered by astronomers almost fifteen years ago, and yet there is still no generally accepted explanation...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 2:50PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Finding Aliens Would Help Us Define Life

Finding alien life would undoubtedly be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, if only because we would finally know...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 12:24PM

Here Are the CIA's 10 Tips For Investigating UFOs

A couple weeks ago, in celebration of The X-Files' return to television, the CIA released some documents detailing a few of their many...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 6:15PM

Study Finds Earth's Probability of Being Habitable Is 82%

Astronomers from the University of Washington have devised a new habitability index, based on a planet's appearance when it's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 10:41AM

New Theory Suggests Life Could Evolve on Planets Orbiting Black Holes

Even though the movie Interstellar depicted the possibility of habitable planets in orbit around a black hole, it’s been a known...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 9:01PM

Fermi Paradox "Solved" - Are All the Aliens Dead?

Are intelligent extraterrestrials radio silent because they're all dead? In new research published in Astrobiology, astronomers of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 4:35PM

The Science of The X-Files: Could Extraterrestrials Use Bees to Proliferate an Alien Virus?

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, 18 January 2016 - 4:06PM

The Science of the X-Files: Why the Alien Conspiracy Probably Wasn't a Hoax

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, 14 January 2016 - 5:00PM

The Science of The X-Files: The Real-Life Biology of Parasitic Ice Worms from Outer Space

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
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 5:35PM

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