Astrobiology

Exploring Earth's 'Deep Biosphere' May Be Key to Understanding Extraterrestrial Life

Everyone is holding out hope that we'll eventually find intelligent life (even if it's a tiny, super-intelligent entity, like Silvano...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 12:29PM

A Landmark Scientific Panel Just Published a New Guide to Finding Life in the Universe

Astrobiology has always been at the fringes of NASA's science programs, and the last time it tried to break into the big-time with the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:58PM

New Research Seems To Bolster The Theory That Building Blocks Of Life Have Interstellar Origin And Traveled To Earth On Meteors

Earlier this year, the long-standing theory that the "building blocks of life" on Earth were seeded by meteorites got a big boost when...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 01 October 2018 - 11:32AM

NASA's New Conference on Alien Life Is Happening Now, and You Can Ask The Experts Questions!

No matter how you slice it, astronomers have discovered a lot of exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy--3,779, to be exact--and between...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 12:33PM

New Study Claims Mars Could Have Supported Underground Life

At this point, the "will they/won't they" relationship between Mars and some hypothetical form of microbial life has surpassed most...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 12:07PM

Boiled Alive: How Exoplanets With Large Reserves Of Liquid Water Could Be Deadly To Humans

When people hear the phrase "water world," their first thought is often a long-repressed memory of that Kevin Costner...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:16AM

Scientists Have Identified Exoplanets With The Same Life-Giving Properties As Earth

Exoplanets with the same life-giving chemical properties as Earth have been identified in a new study out of the University of...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 02 August 2018 - 2:23PM

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