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The ability to detect life on distant worlds still eludes us, but a new project coordinated by NASA now takes us a significant step closer to achieving that goal.
This icy moon, perhaps more than any other place in our Solar System aside from Earth, has the potential to sustain life at this particular stage in our Solar System’s history.
Enceladus is now officially the best place beyond Earth to look for life.
The TRAPPIST-1 system has totally entranced Earthlings since NASA announced its discovery last month.
We’re a long way from finding smoking gun evidence, but an analysis of silica minerals discovered by NASA’s Spirit rover pushes us one step closer.
Venus has a rep for being a toxic hellscape. But three billion years ago, it may have been the best piece of real estate our solar system had to offer.
A new scientific paper hints that conditions on Titan’s surface might be favourable for the chemistry of life to emerge.
Exposing the extraterrestrials might lie in putting ourselves in their otherworldly shoes.
The point of the exercise is to help scientists prioritise future targets for close-ups from NASA’s yet-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope and other instruments.
Mars is a frigid world with a thin atmosphere, blasted by radiation and doused by super-salty water. Can't be that hard to survive, right?
Kepler-452b’s discovery was met with resounding excitement, but the news was bittersweet. Because life on this distant world — if it exists at all — could be facing imminent extinction.
Every 115 years, Venus crosses our Sun in Earth’s line of sight—twice. And when the most recent crossing took place, scientists used the event to refine tools that’ll one day help astronomers search distant worlds for signs of life. Read More >>
The scars in the moon's surface give astrologists clues about the potentially life-bearing ocean beneath the icy surface.