ALIENS

ALIENS

Scientists Who Discovered Blunt-Shaped Asteroid Say It Is Almost Definitely Not Aliens

A letter from Harvard University scholars asserts that the blunt-shaped ‘Oumuamua object may be an alien probe, but the scientists who rolled the spliff are killing the buzz.
Caroline Haskins
11.6.18
space lasers

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.18
ALIENS

Scientists Think Europa’s Equator Might Be Covered in 45-Foot-Tall Ice Spears

Sharp spikes called penitentes may be waiting to impale any spacecraft that lands in the moon's low latitudes.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
fermi paradox

If the Universe Is the Ocean, We've Only Searched for Aliens in a Hot Tub

Three Penn State researchers created a framework for determining how much of the universe we’ve looked at for signs of alien life.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.9.18
ALIENS

Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds

“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Becky Ferreira
9.26.18
vulcan

Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'

Like Spock's home world Vulcan, this newly discovered exoplanet orbits the 40 Eridani triple star system.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.18
Rule 34

SpaceXXX: What Makes People Want to Have Sex With Aliens?

A closer look at a genre of porn from far, far away.
Samantha Cole
9.7.18
ALIENS

Republican Running in Key Florida Race Says She Was Abducted by Aliens

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is one of the frontrunners in the district’s GOP primary.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.20.18
It's Not Aliens

Atlantis, Aliens, and Time Warps: The Enduring Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Rogue waves could be responsible for some of the region’s most notorious vanishings, but that won't stop rumors about Atlantis, aliens, and time warps.
Becky Ferreira
8.13.18
OCEAN

Signs of Alien Life on Europa Might Only Be Centimeters Under the Surface

Europa is irradiated by Jupiter’s intense magnetosphere, but you don’t have to dig far before life finds a way (theoretically).
Becky Ferreira
7.23.18
Is it aliens

Evidence of Organic Molecules Found in Plumes Ejected From Saturn’s Moon

Carbon-rich molecules were detected in samples collected from Enceladus’ ocean—yet another indicator that it could host microbial life.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.18
team earth

Stop Saying 'Humans Suck' Because of Climate Change, Says Astrobiologist

Adam Frank’s new book Light of the Stars explores how the search for intelligent alien life in the universe can help humans combat climate change on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.18