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Can polarity-inverted membranes self-assemble on Titan?  Science Magazine · 6 hours
The environmental and chemical limits of life are two of the most central questions in astrobiology. Our understanding of life’s boundaries has implications on the efficacy of biosignature identification in exoplanet atmospheres and in the solar... more
Geochemical Model Reveals Inner Complexity of Enceladus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, erupts a plume that contains gases and frozen sea spray into space. By understanding the composition... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
Mars' water was mineral-rich and salty  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around... more
UFOs May Be Piloted by Time-Traveling Humans, Book Argues  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Could the creatures piloting UFOs be us? A recent book argues that reports of aliens here on Earth may be describing our distant human descendants, returning from the future to... more
New research provides evidence of strong early magnetic field around Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Deep within Earth, swirling liquid iron generates our planet's protective magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is vital for life on Earth's surface: it... more
How grass dances with fire  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There's a long-held myth that Johannesburg is the globe's largest urban forest, resplendent with an annual purple Jacaranda show. But before the planting of these (alien) trees for timber during the Gold Rush in the 19th Century, Johannesburg... more
Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also... more
Nearly barren Icelandic landscapes guide search for extraterrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research on microbial lifeforms living in nearly barren volcanic landscapes in Iceland may help scientists understand how best to search for life on other planets. more
Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone  REUTERS · 1 week
A microorganism scooped up in deep-sea mud off Japan's coast has helped scientists unlock the mystery of one of the... more
Astronomers Discover Five New Planets around Nearby Red Dwarfs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have detected five new planets, eight planet candidates, and confirmed three previously reported planets, around nine nearby... more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  nanowerk · 1 week
A 'cold Neptune' and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars. more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A "cold Neptune" and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars,... more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A 'cold Neptune' and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars.... more
Could Invisible Aliens Really Exist Among Us?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
An astrobiologist explains how alien life could exist and we wouldn't notice it. more
Top-Secret UFO Files Could 'Gravely Damage' US National Security if Released, Navy Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The US Navy confirmed they have secret, classified documents regarding a 2004 UFO encounter, but releasing them could 'gravely damage' national security. more
Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth: 7-billion-year-old stardust  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Stars have life cycles. They're born when bits of dust and gas floating through space find each other and collapse in on each other and heat up. They burn for... more
Could invisible aliens really exist among us? An astrobiologist explains  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Life is pretty easy to recognise. It moves, it grows, it eats, it excretes, it reproduces. Simple. In biology, researchers often use the acronym "MRSGREN" to describe it.... more
TESS Finds Its First Earth-size Habitable-zone World  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star’s habitable zone, the range of distances where... more
China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth  REUTERS · 2 weeks
China on Saturday officially opened operations of the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use... more
Evidence for the charge disproportionation of iron in extraterrestrial bridgmanite  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Bridgmanite, MgSiO3 with perovskite structure, is considered the most abundant mineral on Earth. On the lower mantle, it contains Fe and Al that strongly influence its behavior. Experimentalists... more
How technology designed for outer space can help detect disease on planet Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body is fighting a severe infection that has spread via the bloodstream leading to poor... more
Goldilocks stars are best places to look for life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To date astronomers have discovered over 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. Statistically, there should be over 100 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy. They come in a wide range... more
Earth-Sized Exoplanet Found in Habitable Zone around Red Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope and other facilities, astronomers have discovered a... more
NASA planet hunter finds its 1st Earth-size habitable-zone world  nanowerk · 2 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the... more
Earth-Sized Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of a Nearby Star  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered what may be TESS' first known Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a nearby star, meaning liquid water could exist on the... more
NASA planet hunter finds its first earth-size habitable-zone world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the... more
NASA planet hunter finds Earth-size habitable-zone world  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water... more
Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres that may accelerate the search for life. The new technique detects the signal that oxygen molecules produce when... more
What fossils will modern-day civilization leave behind?  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Science chats with two experts about what future paleontologists—or perhaps even visiting aliens—might find more
NASA's Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Galaxies are like snowflakes. Though the universe contains innumerable galaxies flung across time and space, no two ever look alike. One of the most photogenic is the huge spiral galaxy UGC 2885, located 232 million light-years away in... more
The turbulent life of two supermassive black holes caught in a galaxy crash  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to create the most detailed image yet of the gas... more
Alien life Is Out There. But Our Theories Are Steering Us Away from It.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Alien life is out there, but our current theories seem to be steering us away from it, says this scientist. more
Mars 2020 rover to seek ancient life, prepare human missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future... more
HabEx: New Mission Proposed to Search for Second Earth  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) would use a telescope with a mirror larger than Hubble’s, and would employ... more
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