Extreme Life

Life on Earth Uses Water as a Solvent. What are Some Other Options for Life as We Don't Know it?

Your body's cells use water to dissolve chemicals. It's the same with all life on Earth. But could other fluids…

1 month ago

Microbes Can Survive in Saltier Water than Previously Believed

On Earth, it seems to be true that life will find a way; in the deepest ocean, the saltiest ocean…

1 month ago

NASA Tests a Robotic Snake That Could Explore Other Worlds

Rovers have enabled some amazing explorations of other worlds like the Moon and Mars. However, rovers are limited by the…

9 months ago

Scientists Have Re-Analyzed Their Data and Still See a Signal of Phosphine at Venus. Just Less of it

The team that detected phosphine in Venus' atmosphere has reexamined the data and confirmed their discovery, with a few caveats…

3 years ago

Could There Be a Form of Life Inside Stars?

A new study proposes that alien life could evolve from nuclear interactions rather than atomic ones.

3 years ago

An ocean floor bacteria has been found with a totally bizarre metabolism

Bacteria come in two basic forms: the kinds that use a lot of hydrogen, and the kinds that don't. And…

4 years ago

Nutrient-Poor and Energy-Starved. How Life Might Survive at the Extremes in the Solar System

Our growing understanding of extremophiles here on Earth has opened up new possibilities in astrobiology. Scientists are taking another look…

4 years ago

Finally! Scientists Find a Place on Earth with Liquid Water But No Life

In recent years research into extremophiles has captured the interest of astrobiologists. The discovery of lifeforms in some of Earth's…

4 years ago

All Life on Earth is Made up of the Same 20 Amino Acids. Scientist Now Think They Know Why

A new study has shown that the building blocks of life (amino acids) may have come together more easily than…

5 years ago

Could There Be Life in the Cloudtops of Venus?

A new study by a team of international researchers shows how microbial life could exist in Venus' cloud tops, an…

6 years ago