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This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium  LIVE SCIENCE · 20 hours
As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the... more
A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid,... more
Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article. more
Water plumes on Europa: Tasting an extraterrestrial ocean  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Computer simulations of the plumes of liquid water that stream out of Jupiter's moon Europa show that the forthcoming space mission JUICE may offer an answer to the question as to whether... more
Mantle Neon Illuminates Earth’s Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research... more
A Helium Tail Trails This Fluffy Alien Planet  SPACE.COM · 4 days
As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted... more
Wild African fruit flies offer clues to their modern-day domestic life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is quite possibly the most studied organism on the planet. Fruit flies are also quite familiar residents in many of our... more
Wild African fruit flies offer clues to their modern-day domestic life  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is quite possibly the most studied organism on the planet. Fruit flies are also quite familiar residents in many of our... more
'Oumuamua Stays Quiet: Another SETI Search of Interstellar Visitor Comes Up Empty  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A search for radio signals coming from 'Oumuamua, the mysterious visitor from afar that zoomed through the inner solar system last fall, came up... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. Apart from... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research published Dec. 5 in the journal Nature. Apart from settling Earth's origins,... more
Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around... more
Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article. more
A radio search for artificial emissions from 'Oumuamua  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid, a comet … or an alien artifact? more
Scientists create roadmap for examining soil and using sensing technology  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Microbes are single-cell organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Yet while relatively inconspicuous, they are the dominant life form on our planet. more
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space-based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets in only three months. These planets... more
Life has a new ingredient  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Our prehistoric Earth, bombarded with asteroids and lightening, rife with bubbling geothermal pools, may not seem hospitable today. But somewhere in the chemical chaos of our early planet, life did form. How? For decades, scientists have created miniature... more
A Dangerous Alien Illness Rises on Latest 'Mars' Episode  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The first three episodes of National Geographic's "Mars" highlighted just how taxing, dangerous and ethically gray life on Mars could be. But Episode 4 makes the realities of life on... more
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite... more
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets  nanowerk · 7 days
An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets in only three months. These... more
Planets in Two-Star Systems Could Boast Life-Friendly Moons  SPACE.COM · 7 days
A world tightly circling a pair of stars could cling to its moon, providing potential regions for life to evolve. more
Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone's touch screen. more
The universe’s star formation history and a powerful new helper for evolution  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In a fast-changing environment, evolution can be slow—sometimes so slow that an organism dies out before the right mutation comes along. Host Sarah Crespi... more
A message from Mars  ESA · 2 weeks
With this radio, ESA's gas detecting spacecraft in orbit around Mars is waiting to catch signals from InSight, the latest inhabitant of the Red Planet, and then relay... more
Signals from Mars' surface  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA's gas detecting spacecraft in orbit around Mars is waiting to catch signals from InSight, the latest inhabitant of the Red Planet, and relay this data from an alien world back to Earth more
Mars 2020 landing site offers unique opportunities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2020, NASA's next rover will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and head to the Jezero Crater on Mars. Jezero was once home to an ancient lake-delta system that scientists... more
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Discovers New Hot-Jupiter: HD 2685b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered a hot-Jupiter exoplanet orbiting the early F-type star... more
Nat Geo's 'Mars' Highlights the Dangerous Realities of Science in Episode 3  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Tonight's episode of National Geographic's "Mars" showcases the great lengths that scientists will go to in order to answer some of life's most difficult... more
Mars Insight Photos: A Timeline to Landing on the Red Planet  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The Mars lander has been making its way to the Red Planet since its launch on May 5, 2018. And on Nov. 26, the three-legged robot... more
TRAPPIST-1 Planet May Be Wet and Life-Friendly  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
One of seven planets orbiting a small star, TRAPPIST-1, may be capable of supporting life as we know it on Earth, new climate models suggest. more
Phoning ET: Contest Asks Students to Craft Message to Aliens  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
More than four decades after humanity's first real attempt to reach out to intelligent aliens, a new generation will craft an interstellar missive of its own. more
Exploding the Cambrian and building a DNA database for forensics  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
First, we hear from science writer Joshua Sokol about his trip to the Cambrian—well not quite. He talks with host Megan Cantwell about his travels to a remote... more
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every school kid knows that Earth has a magnetic field – it's what makes compasses align north-south and lets us navigate the oceans. It also protects... more
HIV-1 vaccine design through minimizing envelope metastability  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Overcoming envelope metastability is crucial to trimer-based HIV-1 vaccine design. Here, we present a coherent vaccine strategy by minimizing metastability. For 10 strains across five clades, we demonstrate that the gp41 ectodomain (gp41ECTO) is... more
Study reveals one of universe's secret ingredients for life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study led by ANU has investigated the nature of a cosmic phenomenon that slows down star formation, which helps to ensure the universe is a place where life... more
Sexual conflict: A key to sustaining biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
What factors sustain the diversity of life on our planet? This is the main question surrounding the study of biodiversity, but in spite of significant gains in our understanding of the field, many of... more
Encouraging prospects for moon hunters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists of the University of Zürich, ETH Zürich and the NCCR PlanetS show how the icy moons of Uranus were born. Their result suggests that such potentially habitable worlds are much more abundant in the Universe than previously... more
NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth's neighboring planet,... more
Exomoons: Satellites Orbiting Planets Beyond Our Solar System  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Exomoons are likely the most abundant objects in the universe and are potentially the cultivating grounds for life. But scientists have found only one so far, and they're not even sure yet... more
Image: Hubble hooks a cosmic jellyfish  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At first glance, a bright blue crescent immediately jumps out of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. Is it a bird? A plane? Evidence of extraterrestrial life? No—it's a galaxy. more
What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
While the harmful algae known as red tide have historically been common in warm waters like those of the Gulf... more
Astronomers spot another star that flickers like Tabby’s star  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
The irregular flickering of star VVV-WIT-07 is reminiscent of Tabby’s star, which brought speculation of alien megastructures. more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 16, 1974: Arecibo Observatory Broadcasts Interstellar Message  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
On Nov. 16, 1974, humans sent their first message to the stars in an attempt to contact extraterrestrials. See how it happened... more
Drought-hit Cape Town should cut down 'alien' trees: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The South African city of Cape Town, which nearly ran out of water this year, could beat future droughts by cutting down non-native trees including pine, acacia and eucalyptus, according... more
What's 'Out There?' Space.com's Mike Wall Dishes on the Search for Aliens  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Why haven't we heard from aliens? Scientists don't know, but they have a couple of ideas. more
For arid, Mars-like Peruvian desert, rain brings death  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death. Planetary astrobiologists has found that after encountering never-before-seen rainfall three... more
Icy 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet Spotted Around Nearby Barnard's Star  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun. more
Where Are All the Aliens? 'Out There' Book Excerpt  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
In 'Out There' (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), Space.com senior writer Mike Wall tackles the search for alien life from many different angles and discusses humanity's drive to get off its... more
How weather and climate shape Earth's life sustaining surface  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
We know less about the ground beneath our feet than we do about the surface of Mars, but new research by University of Colorado Boulder geoscientists shines a light on... more
Extended life for ESA's science missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
After a comprehensive review of their scientific merits and technical status, the SPC has decided to extend the operation of the five missions led by ESA's Science Programme: Cluster, Gaia, INTEGRAL, Mars Express, and XMM-Newton. The SPC... more
How Earth volcanoes offer a window into the evolution of life and the solar system  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Violent and destructive, active volcanoes ought to be feared and avoided. Yet, these geological cauldrons expose the pulse... more
Washboard and fluted terrains on Pluto as evidence for ancient glaciation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly Ennico at... more
How Life Could Help Atmospheric Tides Slow a Planet's Rotation  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Resonating oscillations of a planet's atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet's rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new... more
Plan Developed to Characterize and Identify Ocean Worlds  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Strategies to identify and explore ocean worlds in our Solar System should focus on a range of targets, including confirmed... more
Capitalism on Mars? Nat Geo's 'Mars' Season 2 Premiere Parallels Frontier Struggles on Earth  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Tonight (Nov. 12), National Geographic’s "Mars" series returns for a second season with a captivating premiere. This first episode reflects... more
Could yesterday's Earth contain clues for making tomorrow's medicines?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Several billion years ago, as the recently formed planet Earth cooled down from a long and brutal period of heavy meteor bombardment, pools of primordial muck began to swirl with... more
NASA to shut down astrobiology virtual institute  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the... more
On Nat Geo's 'Mars' Season 2, Tensions Grow As Scientists Clash with Miners  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
National Geographic's "Mars" returns for a second season on Monday (Nov. 12), bringing a blend of extraterrestrial drama and real-life insights about... more
Oxia Planum Favored for ExoMars Surface Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science... more
NASA to support initial studies of privately funded Enceladus mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 month
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately... more
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Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets
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The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight
PHYS.ORG
Encouraging prospects for moon hunters
PHYS.ORG
Evidence of aliens? What to make of research and reporting on 'Oumuamua, our visitor from space
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How Earth volcanoes offer a window into the evolution of life and the solar system
PHYS.ORG
Colonizing Mars Means Contaminating Mars — And Never Knowing For Sure If It Had Its Own Native Life
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