Astrobiology

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

Microbes From Earth Could Put Mars Colonies in Serious Danger

Between rocket malfunctions, loss of air pressure, space madness, xenomorph-infected crewmates, and running out of candy, a thousand...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 10:14AM

We Have Proof Life Survives on Mars for Millions of Years

This could transform the search for extraterrestrial life in space: scientists have proved life can survive for millions of years on...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 10:12AM

We May Have Just Found the Origin of Life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth is one of the most significant questions in history. Now, we may finally have the answer.From Lovecraft's...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 - 10:07AM

NASA Is Sending Up Giant Bacteria Balloons During the Eclipse to See if We're Infecting Other Worlds

If you're not already pumped for next week's total solar eclipse, it's time to get even more excited: one fun side effect of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 11:18AM

Scientist Says "Exotic" Life Could Exist in Pluto's Heart

Recent studies have indicated that there is likely a subsurface ocean underneath Pluto's Sputnik Planitia. But does that mean there...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 December 2016 - 5:05PM

Forget Mars, This Is Why We Should Colonize Titan

For the last decade or so, most of the talk about space colonization has cited Mars, the Moon, and maybe Europa as the best...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 11:23AM

Pluto's Heart May Hold an Icy Underground Ocean

Two new studies on Pluto were published on Wednesday, revealing a controversy about what lies beneath an icy impact basin in the...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 - 12:13PM

Mars Bullseye Could Be Host to Ancient Life

Last week, a group of scientists from the University of Texas delved deep into the eyes of two famous Marian craters, the Hellas...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 20 November 2016 - 12:22PM

NASA Presents New Evidence for Geyser Activity on Europa

Scientists have long known that Europa is a prime candidate for extraterrestrial life, as a result of its subsurface ocean that could...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 4:43PM

How Astronomers Will Find Whether Life Can Exist on Proxima b

Last week, astronomers discovered a potentially Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf in our closest star system....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 5:29PM

Former NASA Engineer Says It's Highly Likely There Is Life in Our Solar System

Are we alone in the universe? That's the age-old question, and although astronomy has made plenty of progress in exploring the nearby...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 11:30AM

It's Confirmed: An Earth-Like Exoplanet Has Been Found in Our Nearest Star System

Earlier this month, rumors started flying that astronomers had found a small, terrestrial planet orbiting in the Goldilocks zone of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 1:46PM

Earth's Early Temperatures Might Make It "One-of-a-Kind," Study Says

For many years, scientists have all but taken for granted that, statistically speaking, there must be habitable planets within stars'...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 5:01PM

Report: Earth-Like Planet Found in Our Nearest Star System

Over the last few years, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets, several of which are considered to be potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 4:21PM