Astrobiologists Cast Doubt on Primordial Ooze Theory

When searching for extraterrestrial life, astrobiologists often study the origin of life on Earth in order to determine search...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 1:26PM

Discovery of New Type of Exoplanet: The Godzilla of Earths

A team of CfA astronomers, lead by Xavier Dumusque, recently discovered that Kepler-10C-- a massive planet located in the Draco...

Monday, 02 June 2014 - 2:26PM

Astrophysicist Designs Solar System that Could Hold 60 Earths

Sean Raymond of Bordeaux University has created the ideal stellar system that can hold as many habitable planets as possible without...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 May 2014 - 11:19AM

Did We Bring Life to Mars? Bacterial Organisms Found on Curiosity Rover

Researchers have long been trying to find life on Mars, but we may have cheated in that quest by unnaturally spreading life to Mars...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 10:58AM

Astronomers Tell Congress that Alien Life May be Found Within 20 Years

On Wednesday, May 21, Congress's Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee held hearings on the research carried out in the Search...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 10:05AM

Wobbly Alien Planets Could Be More Likely To Host Life According To NASA Study

Planets that possess extreme axis pivots could be more likely to possess habitable environments according to a new study from a team...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:58AM

Watery Ocean On Enceladus Makes It A Prime Candidate For Alien Life

Scientists today confirmed that Saturn's moon Enceladus possesses a vast salt water ocean beneath its frozen surface, a discovery that...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 03 April 2014 - 6:42PM

Water Vapor Detected In Alien Planet's Atmosphere

Researchers have detected water vapor in the atmosphere on one of the first alien planets ever to be discovered. Tau Boötis b was...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 9:58AM

Former NASA Astrobiologist Hits Back At Critics Of Alien Life Theory

Former NASA astrobiologist Richard Hoover is no stranger to controversy. After writing more than 250 scientific papers over his...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 3:08PM

Have NASA Discovered Flowing Water On Mars?

NASA have received the strongest sign yet that the surface of Mars might still play host to flowing liquid water. The evidence comes...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 10:16AM

NASA Discovers Evidence Of Water Vapor Venting From Europa

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered signs of massive water vapor vents on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. The...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 11:26AM

Dying Planets May Hold Our Best Bet Of Finding Alien Life

Scientists are constantly coming up with the next best tip for finding signs of alien life, whether it be looking for gas signatures,...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 11:39AM

New Study Suggests Earth 2.0 Could Be Just Around The Corner

The chances of finding a habitable Earth-like planet in our galaxy could be higher than previously thought, that is according to...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 04 November 2013 - 5:24PM

Earth-Sized Exoplanet Is An Uninhabitable World Of Lava

Astronomers have just discovered the first Earth-sized exoplanet to have a similar rocky make-up to that of Earth. Kepler 78b, as the...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 3:20PM

British Discovery Of Alien Life Is Unconvincing

Claims by British scientists that they have discovered signs of alien life have been labelled "Unconvincing" by the wider scientific...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 20 September 2013 - 12:18PM

Key To Finding Alien Life Is In Their Gas

Finding traces of gas excretions could be our best hope of finding alien life, that is according to new research that was revealed at...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 16 September 2013 - 12:21PM

Kepler's Planet Hunting Days Could Be Over

NASA officials announced today that they are abandoning efforts to fully restore the Kepler space telescope to full working order....

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 4:37PM

Is NASA Planning A Landing On Europa?

Sci-Fi's Europa Report has really thrust Jupiter's moon into the limelight since its release, but many forget that NASA has been...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 08 August 2013 - 11:06AM

Was There An Ocean On Mars?

New evidence suggests that rivers once flowed across Mars to empty into a huge ocean, one that could have covered much of the red...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 - 5:14PM

Gliese 667C, Home To 3 Potentially Habitable Planets

Gliese 667C is a rare thing. It's a solar system with not one, not two, but three potentially habitable planets, making it the best...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 - 2:59PM