extraterrestrial life

mars rovers

A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020

“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
Becky Ferreira
2.7.19
The Most Unknown

Tiny Organisms in Earth’s Most Unlivable Places May Help Us Find Alien Life

Luke McKay, an astrobiologist and microbial ecologist, is probing the extreme limits of life on Earth to answer bigger questions about the universe.
Sarah Emerson
9.14.18
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
panspermia

How the Building Blocks of Life Can Form in Space

Researchers demonstrated how cosmic radiation interacts with matter to create the building blocks of life in the harsh environment of outer space.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.12.17
ALIENS

An Alien-Hunting Submarine Is Being Tested in Antarctica

A look at the amazing photos and stunning science from the ARTEMIS mission in Antarctica.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.7.17
Goodbye Milky Way

Ultra-Cool Dwarf Stars May Host Planets With Ultra-Cool Life

By looking for systems with smaller and cooler stars, scientists discovered TRAPPIST-1a, the most promising candidate for alien life so far.
Michaël Gillon
5.5.17
ALIENS

Massive Telescope Will Be Upgraded to Study the Nearest Exoplanets to Earth

Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.17
ALIENS

Who Needs a Sun? Alien Life Could Survive Off of Cosmic Rays

We might not need to look for a “Goldilocks” planet after all.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.16
nasa

Why Jupiter’s Moon Europa Is the Best Candidate For Finding Life Off Earth

Scientists think they saw vapour plumes spewing from its surface.
Kate Lunau
9.26.16
Opinion

​The Language of Aliens Will Always Be Indecipherable

We will never have more than a few seconds to understand or even notice our millions of neighbors.
Zoltan Istvan
8.26.16
Life

Why Venus Might Have Once Been a Habitable World

Climate models suggest it may have had liquid water at its surface, even snowfall.
Kate Lunau
8.10.16
ALIENS

A New Equation Estimates the Chances of Life Arising on a Given Planet

An astrobiologist and a chemist team up on a new equation to describe the conditions needed for life to arise on a planet.
Victoria Turk
7.6.16
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