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The ongoing search for habitable exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A balmy Florida evening, and my family and I stood on Cocoa Beach, looking northward toward the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. We were part of a seaside crowd gathered to witness the launch of NASA's... more
Humans May Be the Only Intelligent Life in the Universe, If Evolution Has Anything to Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A look at 4.5 billion years of Earth's history tells us that intelligence, including extraterrestrial intelligence,... more
Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Are we alone in the universe? It comes down to whether intelligence is a probable outcome of natural selection, or an improbable... more
Europe's largest meteorite crater home to deep ancient life  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains elusive. In a new study published... more
Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique. more
Oxygen fugacities of extrasolar rocks: Evidence for an Earth-like geochemistry of exoplanets  Science Magazine · 6 days
Oxygen fugacity is a measure of rock oxidation that influences planetary structure and evolution. Most rocky bodies in the Solar System formed at oxygen... more
Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique.... more
Near-Earth asteroids spectroscopic survey at the Isaac Newton telescope  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The study of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) is driven by both scientific and practical reasons. Because of their proximity to our planet, they can provide key information regarding the delivery of... more
Venus May Never Have Been Wet and Warm World  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A team of planetary researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and elsewhere has found that a... more
River relic spied by Mars Express  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar—such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of... more
Light my fire: How to start up fusion devices every time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How do you start a fusion reaction, the process that lights the sun and stars, on Earth? Like lighting a match to start a fire, you... more
River relic spied by Mars Express  ESA · 2 weeks
Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar – such as this ancient, dried-up river system... more
ESO Releases Beautiful New Image of Comet C/2016 R2  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released an incredibly beautiful image of an Oort cloud comet called C/2016... more
Liquifying a rocky exoplanet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A hot, molten Earth would be around 5% larger than its solid counterpart. The difference between molten and solid rocky planets is important for the search of Earth-like worlds beyond our Solar System and the understanding of Earth itself. more
'Big Bang Theory' gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory"—the popular U.S. television show, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began—made its way into the annals of... more
Exoplanets: tantalising search for life beyond the solar system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This year's Nobel Prize for Physics honoured Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Swiss astronomers who proved the existence of a planet orbiting a star far beyond the Earth's solar system. more
Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life's diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Limits to growth lie at the heart of how all living things function. The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in... more
Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life's diversity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in every environment on the planet. But while biologists have tended to focus on the many varied forms that species... more
Elon Musk Doesn't Know Where the Aliens Are (So, Stop Asking)  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
At a recent event in Boca Chica, Texas, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirms that, to his knowledge, we haven't yet discovered aliens. more
Was Venus once warm and wet? New study of lava flow suggests not  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study of the Ovda Fluctus lava flow on Venus indicates that it is made of basaltic lava. This discovery weakens... more
Teaching young people what really matters for the sake of our collective life on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As young people pledge ongoing climate action following a week of global mobilization, it's clear that the world... more
Could Elon Musk's Starship Threaten Alien Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Elon Musk's bold plan to send a crewed Starship to Mars and beyond has potential dire consequences for alien life. more
Could the Moon Act As a Fishing Net for Extraterrestrial Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The moon's surface could act as a fishing net for extraterrestrial life, preserving the remains of organisms or even technology from beyond our solar system. more
Could E.T. Have Bugged a Space Rock to Listen In on Earthlings?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Mysterious objects trapped in Earth's orbit could be a place to look for alien surveillance technology. more
Beneficial Microbes Could Help Colonize Mars and Other Planets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Nova Southeastern University’s Professor Jose Lopez and his colleagues from the University of California Davis and the Federal... more
Private boats in the Mediterranean have extremely high potential to spread alien species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A Mediterranean wide study has found that 71% of sampled recreational boats hosted alien marine species. Over half carried an alien species... more
Better than earth? Are there superhabitable worlds in the Milky Way?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
I've said many times in the past that the Earth is the best planet in the universe. No matter where we go, we'll never find a... more
A smarter habitat for deep space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In order to explore the moon or Mars, astronauts need smart habitats that will support life and remain operational when they are vacant. To advance the design of autonomous systems for space habitats, NASA... more
Private boats in the Mediterranean have extremely high potential to spread alien species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This is the first study in the Mediterranean to combine boat and marina sampling data with crew surveys to better understand the... more
Did Venus, Earth's 'Twisted Sister' Hellscape Planet, Once Harbor Water — and Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Venus, our solar system's broiling, radiation-bombarded, sulfuric-acid-raining, toxic hellscape of a planet, may once have been quite nice, actually. more
Getting mac and cheese to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Washington State University scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use. more
Advanced Alien Civilizations May Produce 'Technosignatures' That We Could Find, Experts Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
If life evolved the same way elsewhere in the cosmos as it did on our planet, could we find it by the technological traces... more
Venus May Have Been Habitable for Three Billion Years  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The Venusian climate remained stable and temperate for about three billion years, until a mysterious global event resurfaced... more
Looking for lurkers —a new way to do SETI  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The most recently discovered group of rocky bodies nearby Earth are termed co-orbital objects. These may have been an attractive location for extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) to locate a probe to... more
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