Life

Did Supernovae Help Push Life to Become More Diverse?

Life on Earth has been around for a long timeā€”at least 3.8 billion years. During that time, it evolved significantly.…

2 days ago

JWST Sees Organic Molecules Swirling Around a Newborn Star

One of the most interesting questions we can ask is, "How did life form?". To answer it, scientists go back…

3 days ago

Do Red Dwarfs Provide Enough Sunlight for Plants to Grow?

A new study has shown the photosynthesis can take place on planets orbiting Red Dwarfs.

3 weeks ago

The Raw Materials for Life Form Early on in Stellar Nurseries

Life doesn't appear from nothing. Its origins are wrapped up in the same long, arduous process that creates the elements,…

1 month ago

Worlds Bustling With Plantlife Should Shine in a Detectable Wavelength of Infrared

Future historians might look back on this time and call it the 'exoplanet age.' We've found over 5,000 exoplanets, and…

2 months ago

We Could Spread Life to the Milky Way With Comets. But Should We?

Here's a thorny problem: What if life doesn't always appear on planets that can support it? What if we find…

3 months ago

Meteorites Bathed in Gamma Rays Produce More Amino Acids and Could Have Helped Life get Going on Earth

Our modern telescopes are more powerful than their predecessors, and our research is more focused than ever. We keep discovering…

4 months ago

Want to Colonize Space? Unleash the Power of Microbes

If space colonization is in our future, we'll have to use the resources available there. But we won't be able…

4 months ago

Should We Build a Nature Reserve on Mars?

There are 8 billion of us now. The UN says when the population peaks around the year 2100, there'll be…

4 months ago

Earth’s First Known Mass Extinction Event Starved Life of Oxygen

650 million years ago, Earth was completely or almost completely frozen, according to the Snowball Earth Hypothesis. As the atmosphere…

5 months ago