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Astrophysicist discovers numerous multiple star systems with exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And if there are, what might they look like?... more
NASA's Mars 2020 will hunt for microscopic fossils  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on... more
Scientists Find a Spot Where No Life Can Survive. That's Bad News for Alien Hunters.  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most extreme environments on the... more
Is there life on super-Earths? The answer could lie in their cores  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Rocky planets larger than our own, so-called super-Earths, are surprisingly abundant in our Galaxy, and stand as the most likely planets to be habitable.... more
DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new... more
The Most Spectacular Celestial Vision You’ll Never See  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in... more
Astronomers to Search for Alien Signals from TESS Exoplanets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Extrasolar planets discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be scanned for ‘technosignatures’ — indicators of... more
How sulfur helped make Earth habitable before the rise of oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Mapping the bonds and vibrational modes of molecules containing sulfur isotopes is helping to shed light on the chemical reactions that took place in Earth's atmosphere... more
Even ‘Goldilocks’ Exoplanets Need a Well-behaved Star  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An exoplanet may seem like the perfect spot to set up housekeeping, but before you go there, take a closer look at... more
Signs of Ancient Microbes Found within 381-Million-Year-Old Crater  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Fractured rocks of impact craters may be suitable hosts for deep microbial communities on Earth and potentially other terrestrial planets,... more
Researcher makes the heart of Mars speak  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For 20 years, Véronique Dehant, a space scientist at University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and the Royal Observatory of Belgium, has been working on understanding the Earth's core. In a few months, she will be... more
NASA Spacecraft Poised to Find Thousands of Alien Worlds  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Beyond the outer edge of the solar system, mysterious, unknown worlds await by the thousands. Astronomers can now finally find these exoplanets. But will we find another Earth? more
Scientists studied the reasons for plant extinction in different world regions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Species have been going extinct on our planet since life began on it. However, the rate of extinction considerably increased with the rise of human populations.... more
Views of giant planet in wild orbit would be unparalleled  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system -- or life on... more
The most spectacular celestial vision you'll never see  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Contrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system—or life on that planet. more
An astronaut smart glove to explore the moon, Mars and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) and collaborating organizations SETI Institute, Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Collins Aerospace, and Ntention are announcing the successful field test... more
Even 'Goldilocks' exoplanets need a well-behaved star  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists model how the 'weather' on a star impacts exoplanets to see if even those thought to be in habitable zones could suffer from solar storms. They expect their work to help narrow the... more
Asteroid Impacts Might Wipe Out Alien Life Around Dwarf Stars  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
What's the recipe for a living planet? A new paper suggests that the right number of impacts is a key ingredient. more
Exoplanets Might Need Big Dose of Meteor Impacts to Start Growing Alien Life  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
What's the recipe for a living planet? A new paper suggests that the right number of impacts is a key ingredient. more
Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilization that may explain how some of Earth's oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists... more
In an interconnected world, can environmentalists really 'act locally'?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Like many Americans, I worry about the state of the planet and try to make a positive impact through decisions in my day-to-day life. But I also am nagged by... more
New outburst detected from a luminous supersoft source in a nearby galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers from Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany have observed a new outburst from SSS1, a luminous transient supersoft X-ray source in... more
Rock Star's Company Seeks UFOs, Finds Military Contract  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A private company that researches UFOs has a new contract with the U.S. government. more
Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Based on research at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina, archaeologists present new evidence of a controversial theory that suggests an extraterrestrial body crashing to Earth almost 13,000... more
Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A controversial theory that suggests an extraterrestrial body crashing to Earth almost 13,000 years ago caused the extinction of many large animals and a probable population decline in... more
How Long Will It Take to Find Proof of Alien Life?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
How long until we find evidence of life beyond Earth? If a panel of experts is on track with their estimates, it may be sooner than... more
Ban filter cigarettes, reduce plastic waste  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Huge quantities of plastic waste are littering the planet today, stimulating both governments and the public to react in their own ways to quell the threat to global life systems. more
With NASA telescope on board, search for intelligent aliens 'more credible'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have announced a new collaboration with scientists working on a NASA telescope. more
NASA encourages industry to develop spacecraft cleanliness standards  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
As part of its planetary protection campaign, NASA is encouraging companies to establish a working group to establish standards to... more
Humanity May Be Only Intelligent Life in Our Galaxy, or Even Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Are we alone in the Universe? It comes down to whether intelligence is a probable outcome of natural selection, or an improbable fluke. By... more
NASA taps telecommunications technology to develop more capable, miniaturized spectrometer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A technology that has enabled ever-faster delivery of voice and data over the Internet and other telecommunications platforms could play a front-and-center role in NASA's quest to develop... more
Why a rocky planet with three suns has astronomers' attention  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Planets that are even a little like Earth are hard to find. That's why when astronomers like Jennifer G. Winters come across a body that may be solid,... more
NASA Teams Up with $100 Million Breakthrough Listen Project to Search for Intelligent Aliens  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists working on NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will collaborate with the $100 million Breakthrough Listen project in the... more
The ongoing search for habitable exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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
Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
A team of planetary researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and elsewhere has found that a... more
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