Astrobiology

Impact Craters May Be the Wrong Places to Look for Life on Mars

Have we been looking for signs of Martian life in the wrong place? A new study claims that meteorites may destroy all signs of life...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 4:49PM

Scientist Says We Should Look for Advanced Aliens Around Stellified Planets

In 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jupiter was "ignited" through a nuclear fusion process, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 5:08PM

Watch: How Gamma Ray Bursts Could Wipe Out Life on Earth

To sci-fi fans, gamma rays are best known as the driver of Hulk's origin story. But while there's no scientific proof that gamma...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 07 August 2016 - 10:34AM

Venus May Have Been the First Habitable World in Our Solar System

These days, Earth is the only known habitable planet in our Solar System, and the best candidates for potential habitability are Mars...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 2:12PM

NASA Says Mars' Gullies Weren't Formed by Flowing Water

Mars' gullies have been a source of endless speculation since they were first discovered in 2000. There's no denying that they look...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 August 2016 - 12:34PM

Could We Communicate with Aliens Through the “Universal Language” of Mathematics?

There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 2:56PM

Astronomers Discover Water Clouds on the Coldest Known Object Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have just discovered strong evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has clouds in its atmosphere made of water or water...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 2:17PM

Theia Collision Might Have Seeded Precious Metals on Earth

For many years, scientists believed that the materials for life on Earth were seeded in a collision with the planetary body Theia,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 4:01PM

"Diamond" Planets May Have Hosted the First Life in the Universe

Since 2005, astronomers have been talking about a theoretical kind of planet- called a carbon or "diamond" planet- which may have been...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 2:27PM

The Science of Star Wars: How Giant Space Slugs Could Exist in Real Life

While Star Wars is generally a space fantasy, there are several futuristic concepts within the franchise that are based in reality....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 10:23AM

Mars Is Emerging from an Ice Age Into a "Warm Phase"

Earth isn't the only planet currently undergoing climate change. According to a new study, the Red Planet emerged from an ice age...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 3:34PM

NASA Study Shows Europa's Oceans Can Harbor Alien Life

Jupiter's moon Europa has long been considered a prime candidate for the discovery of alien life, as a result of the subterranean...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 11:24AM

Dying Stars May Give Frozen Worlds a Second Chance at Life

When a normal yellow star, like our Sun, starts to reach the end of its life, it swells up to hundreds of times its normal size and...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 1:27PM

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