Astrobiology

NASA Detects Oxygen in Mars' Atmosphere

NASA has just discovered oxygen in the Martian atmosphere, using an instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 10:30AM

Astrobiologists Make List of Biosignature Gases to Aid Search for Alien Life

As of now, it would take a prohibitive amount of time to reach potentially habitable exoplanets to physically search for...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 May 2016 - 12:17PM

Scientists Discover Three Earth-Like Planets Orbiting an Ultracool Star

We may have just found the three most promising candidates in the search for alien life. Researchers have just found three potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 May 2016 - 11:01AM

There May Be Much More Heat on Europa's Icy Surface Than We Thought

Jupiter's moon Europa has long considered to be a prime candidate for the discovery of extraterrestrial life, as scientists believe...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 April 2016 - 1:08PM

Mars Basin Could Be Hiding an Ancient Biosphere

Astrobiologists might have discovered the best place to look for alien life on Mars, in the form of a region called the Argyre basin,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 12:32PM

Exoplanets with Extremely Salty Oceans May Be More Habitable Than We Thought

Scientists have discovered several small, rocky, relatively Earth-like planets within their star's Goldilocks zone that could...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 - 3:29PM

Scientists Just Grew Ten Different Crops in Mars-Equivalent Soil

Could we be one step closer to a viable plan for a Mars colony? Researchers from the Netherlands have performed an experiment in which...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 1:03PM

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

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: 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

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

What Scientists Hope to Learn from Cassini's Dive into Enceladus's Icy Geysers

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took the plunge into the icy geysers of Saturn's moon Enceladus in a close flyby earlier this week, and the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 11:07AM

This May Be the Best Alternative Explanation to That Extraterrestrial Dyson Sphere So Far

Within the next week, astronomers are expected to have an answer regarding the cause of the bizarre, irregular dips in brightness of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 October 2015 - 11:44AM