Astrobiology

New Research Says Alien Life Might Be Dwelling on Moons, Not Exoplanets

It's safe to say that astronomers and astrobiologists have spent thousands of hours trying to find the perfect exoplanet to harbor...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 12:35PM

Mousetronauts: Ten Mice Astronauts Have Been Sent to the ISS

Along with monkeys and dogs, mice are one of the few species that have racked up major frequent flyer miles on spacecraft, and now...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 12:14PM

New Research Says Aliens Could Have Lived on Ancient Mars

New research into Mars' history may revolutionize our image of the Red Planet, including the ongoing investigation into whether it...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 12:12PM

Scientists Say This Bacteria Could Be the Secret to Humans Terraforming Alien Planets

Billions of years ago, Earth saw a miraculous increase in the amount of oxygen floating around the planet, which would pave the way...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 11:56AM

Can Humans Prevent Bacteria From Contaminating Mars?

As humanity watches Earth's major powers prepare to colonize the Solar System, most of the questions are practical--how will we...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 12:31PM

New Mars Fossil Study Confirms the Ancient Red Planet Was 'Hospitable' to Alien Life

Earlier this month, we reported that acidic streams in a small region of Dorset, UK, could give astrobiologists a template for how to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 12:21PM

New Microbe Research Suggests the Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere

Despite being a haven for life, Earth has some pretty inhospitable environments--the deep ocean has enough darkness, low temperatures,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:48AM

Alien Exoplanet Season Changes May Be the Hidden Key to Finding Extraterrestrial Life

The search for extraterrestrial life doesn't begin and end with intercepting radio signals from a distant alien civilization--or...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 1:34PM

Scientists Say This New Mars Acid River Study May Finally Reveal Ancient Aliens

When space agencies look to simulate the Martian environment here on Earth, they turn to places like the Utah desert, or Death Valley....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 11:40AM

NASA Arms Scientists With $24M In Grants To Study Life In Universe While Congress Urges Alien Search Funding

NASA is awarding five-year grants, each worth approximately $8 million, to three teams studying the "origins, evolution, distribution,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 10:14AM

Scientists Determine Moon Dust Could Destroy Lung And Brain Cells, Damage DNA In Future Astronauts

On Earth, dust is treated as little more than a fact of life: an accumulation of detritus to be swept up, vacuumed, and wiped from...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 11:33AM

Scientists Say an 8-Mile-Deep Italian Cave May Be the Key to Finding Life on Mars

To prepare for missions to Mars, NASA tests out its tech in extreme locales like Death Valley, Calif., and Lake Vostok in Antarctica,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 1:01PM

Were There Pre-Human Civilizations on Earth? New Scientific Research Makes the Case

Astronomers and SETI scientists are constantly scanning the stars for signs of an intelligent, non-human civilization, but what if...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 11:19AM

New Animated Map of Mars Shows Where We Should Build Cities on the Red Planet

At this point, it's pretty much assured that we're going to see colonists on Mars within our lifetime: between Elon Musk's almost...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 11:39AM

Astrobiologist Says We've Discovered Proof Aliens Are Seeding New Life on Earth With Space Bacteria

We have a pretty good picture of how life evolved on Earth (depending on who you talk to), but the real question is how it began....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:00AM

New Study Says It's Time for Us to Expand Our Criteria for Finding Alien-Life-Hosting Planets

Drake Equation aside, there's one big obstacle to finding exoplanets that may support life: our own lack of imagination.   For...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:03PM

Trappist-1 Can't Support Life: Scientists Discover Exoplanets Have Too Much Water

In the search for alien life, liquid water always seems to be the Holy Grail. Oceans are even better--oceans mean a lot of water and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:12AM

Scientists Discover That Space Is Becoming Even Deadlier

The origin of The Fantastic Four is one of the most iconic stories in comic books: A family of scientists steal an experimental...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:37AM

Scientists Warn Elon Musk's Tesla May Destroy Life on Mars

We all had a good laugh when Ol' Musky launched his Tesla Roadster into space with a mannequin astronaut named Starman--what classic...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:31AM

Scientists Explain How Mars Lost Its Oceans... And Where The Water Might Have Gone

We've long known that Mars once flowed with water through rivers, lakes and maybe even oceans. But where did that water go?

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 9:49AM