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Unlocking secrets of the ice worm  PHYS.ORG · 9 minutes
The ice worm is one of the largest organisms that spends its entire life in ice and Washington State University scientist Scot Hotalilng is one of the only people on the planet studying it. more
Modelling galactic settlement  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
What looks like a still of an exploding firework is actually taken from an ESA simulation of humankind's expansion across the stars, produced for an international competition. Each dot is a habitable star system, with the colored stripes representing interstellar... more
'Bathtub Rings' Around Titan’s Lakes Might Be Made of Alien Crystals  ASTRO WATCH · 3 hours
The frigid lakeshores of Saturn's moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals,... more
Cyanide compounds discovered in meteorites may hold clues to the origin of life  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Cyanide and carbon monoxide are both deadly poisons to humans, but compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites... more
Astronomy bot speeds up search for Jupiter's twins  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Astronomers have a new tool in their search for extraterrestrial life -- a sophisticated bot that helps identify stars hosting planets similar to Jupiter and Saturn. more
Researcher shows physics suggests life could exist in a 2-D universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
James Scargill, a physicist at the University of California, has written a paper reporting that the laws of physics allow for the existence of a life-supporting... more
Research resets timeline for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Western researchers, leading an international team, have shown that the first 'real chance' of Mars developing life started early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the Red Planet. The findings... more
Study shows how icy outer solar system satellites may have formed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using sophisticated computer simulations and observations, a team led by researchers from the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Institute of Technology has shown how the... more
Dried Earth microbes could grow on Mars with just a little humidity  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
Showing that salt-loving bacteria can double their numbers after absorbing damp air has implications for life on other planets. more
Mars May Have Escaped Life-Threatening Impacts Early On  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A storm of cosmic impacts may have ended relatively early on Mars, suggesting that the Red Planet was habitable longer than scientists previously thought, a new study finds. more
More Mars Methane: Curiosity Rover Spots Biggest Surge Yet  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA's Curiosity rover has sniffed out another spike of the potentially life-indicating gas methane, and this one is the biggest yet. more
'Bathtub rings' around Titan's lakes might be made of alien crystals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The frigid lakeshores of Saturn's moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to new research being presented here. more
Responses of cities to invasions are rather reactive, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
While exploring the way alien species invade cities around the world, South African PhD student Ashlyn L. Padayachee and her supervisors, Serban Proches and John Wilson remember suddenly... more
Curiosity Rover finds high levels of methane on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team working with NASA to study data the Mars Curiosity Rover has found high levels of methane at a site on the Red Planet. The existence of methane is,... more
Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. more
Be prepared: Prioritising invasive species for strategic prevention (Durban, South Africa)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While exploring the way alien species invade cities around the world, South African Ph.D. student Ashlyn L. Padayachee (University of KwaZulu-Natal, UKZN) and her supervisors, Serban... more
Experiments with Salt-Tolerant Bacteria in Brine Have Implications for Life on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. The research has... more
Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. The research has... more
The SPECULOOS telescopes and searching for red worlds in the northern skies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With a new telescope situated on a scenic plateau in Tenerife, Spain, MIT planetary scientists now have an added way to search for Earth-sized... more
Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Whether 'alien' bird species thrive in a new habitat depends more on the environmental conditions than the population size or characteristics of the invading bird species, finds a new study. more
German cabin crew union threatens Lufthansa strikes in July  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
German cabin crew union UFO called Thursday for a strike against airline giant Lufthansa in July, threatening travel chaos during the busy summer holiday season over a wage dispute. more
Two Potentially Earth-Like Alien Planets Found Around Nearby Star  SPACE.COM · 7 days
A research team discovered two Earth-like planets in our cosmic backyard, and they reside in the perfect zone for water to form on their presumably rocky surfaces. more
Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Published today in Nature, researchers show that alien bird introductions are most successful in locations and climates similar to their native habitats and in places where other alien species are already established. more
Breakthrough Listen Releases 1 Million Gigabytes of Data from Its Search for E.T.  SPACE.COM · 7 days
On Tuesday (June 18), the project announced that it's made the largest data release ever in the search for extraterrestrial life. more
Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. more
Largest data set in SETI history released to the public  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Breakthrough Listen—the astronomical program searching for signs of intelligent life in the Universe—has submitted two publications to leading astrophysics journals, describing the analysis of its first three years... more
'Men in Black: International' Chases Aliens Around the World  SPACE.COM · 1 week
"Men in Black: International" carries on the decades-old science fiction franchise with more extraterrestrial action, funky aliens, memory-zapping neuralizers and goofy humor. more
The satellite with X-ray vision  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the early hours of October 23, 2011, ROSAT was engulfed in the waves of the Indian Ocean. This was the end of a success story that is unparalleled in German space exploration research. The satellite, developed and... more
Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international research team has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest stars. Teegarden's Star is about 12.5 light years away and is one of the smallest known stars. more
New Earth-like exoplanets discovered around red dwarf Teegarden star  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team led by the University of Göttingen (Germany) with participation by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have discovered, using the CARMENES high-resolution spectrograph at... more
How to detect life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search... more
NASA Wants to Build a 'Starshade' to Hunt Alien Planets  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Such a mission would have to keep two spacecraft, separated by thousands of miles, aligned within 3 feet of each other. more
How to detect life on Mars  MIT · 1 week
Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies. more
NASA Wants to Build a 'Starshade' to Hunt Alien Planets. Here's How It Would Work  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Starshade exoplanet-hunting missions may be technologically daunting, but they're not beyond NASA's reach, recent research suggests. more
The Search for Habitable Alien Worlds in Earth's Backyard Heats Up  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A new instrument designed to find potentially habitable alien worlds in the nearest star system to our own sun just revved up. more
New Study Dramatically Narrows the Search for Advanced Life in the Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life. In a... more
The entire sky in X-rays  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The small fleet of X-ray space scouts will soon be expanded to include a flagship. On 21 June 2019, the German telescope eRosita will launch from the Russian Baikonur space-port into space. On a platform on board the... more
Astrophysicist announces her discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A breakthrough finding overturns assumptions about the maturation of galaxies and may represent a phase of every galaxy's life cycle that was unknown until... more
The Search for Habitable Alien Worlds in Earth's Backyard Heats Up  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A new instrument designed to find potentially habitable alien worlds in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own sun, began operations on May 23,... more
Alien Life Could Be Hiding Out on Far Fewer Planets Than We Thought  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Where is complex alien life hanging out in the universe? Likely not on planets stewing in toxic gases, according to a new... more
New study dramatically narrows the search for advanced life in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life. more
This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. more
This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. more
Could climate change make Siberia more habitable?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. Scientists used current and predicted climate scenarios to examine the climate comfort of... more
Here's Your Chance to Name an Alien Planet!  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
There's a whole universe of nameless stars and exoplanets beyond our solar system, and now space fans around the world will have a chance to help name these objects. more
Could climate change make Siberia habitable for humans?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. more
Exomoons Could Host Alien Life, Astrophysicist Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Exomoons — natural satellites of planets outside our Solar System — could offer another clue about the pool of alien worlds that... more
Exomoons May Be Home to Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Moons orbiting planets outside our solar system could offer another clue about the pool of worlds that may be home to extraterrestrial... more
Exomoons may be home to extra-terrestrial life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research looks at the possibility of moons outside our solar system causing gaps in the rings of planet J1407b. more
Exomoons may be home to extra-terrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Moons orbiting planets outside our solar system could offer another clue about the pool of worlds that may be home to extra-terrestrial life, according to an astrophysicist at the University of Lincoln. more
Rare Sight! 2 Newborn Alien Planets Spotted Around Distant Star  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers have photographed two newborn alien worlds circling the young sun-like star PDS 70, which lies about 370 light-years from Earth, a new study reports. more
An Alien Star Was Just Caught Shooting an Enormous Plasma Blast into Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
This observation, the first ever of an alien coronal mass ejection, reveals new details about how stars other than our sun behave. more
Subaru Telescope Captures 1,800 Exploding Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
By combining one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras and a telescope capable of capturing a wider shot of the night sky compared... more
Weird 'Fettucine' Rocks May Help Us Spot Life on Mars  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Let's be very clear: No one is suggesting that Martians feast on pasta during a Red Planet all-you-can-eat buffet. more
UFOs Are Real, But Don't Assume They're Alien Spaceships  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Aliens shouldn't be the default explanation for weird stuff in the sky. more
UFOs Are Real, But Don't Assume They're Alien Spaceships  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
UFOs are very real, as we have recently seen — but that doesn't mean E.T. has been violating our airspace. more
Little Green Men? Nope, Extraterrestrial Life May Look More Like Pasta.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Noodle-looking rocks could be humanity's first hint that life once existed on far-flung planets. more
Former Head of Pentagon's Secret UFO Program Has Some (Strange) Stories to Tell  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The former leader of the U.S. government's top-secret UFO program has stories to tell, and he is sharing some of them for... more
'Fleet of UFOs' Followed US Aircraft, Navy Pilot Says  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Between 2014 and 2015, seasoned pilots in the U.S. Navy experienced a number of harrowing encounters with UFOs during training missions in the U.S. more
'Giant Tic Tac' and Other Hypersonic UFOs Spotted by Navy Pilots  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Between 2014 and 2015, seasoned pilots in the U.S. Navy experienced a number of harrowing encounters with UFOs during training missions in the U.S. more
'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in... more
Science lab onboard  ESA · 4 weeks
The miniature science laboratory that will analyse Mars soil for signs of life is packed onboard the ExoMars rover more
Ultra-small microbes exhibit extreme survival skills in Ethiopia's Mars-like wonderland  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The first study of ultra-small bacteria living in the extreme environment of Ethiopia's Dallol hot springs shows that life can thrive in conditions similar to those thought to... more
Stolen comets and free-floating objects  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our solar system may contain alien comets that were stolen from another star flying past 4.5 billion years ago. Far away in a distant cluster of young stars, a similar close encounter might have also sent the inter-stellar... more
Neptune's Moon Triton Has a Rare Kind of Ice  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Neptune's largest moon Triton boasts a unique icy mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen, which could help astronomers better understand the conditions of other distant, alien worlds. more
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Research resets timeline for life on Mars
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The SPECULOOS telescopes and searching for red worlds in the northern skies
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Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star
SCIENCE DAILY
Meet the naked mole-rat: impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should
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The entire sky in X-rays
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'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report
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Stolen comets and free-floating objects
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