Astrobiology

Titan Probably Doesn’t Have the Amino Acids Needed for Life to Emerge

Does Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, possess the necessary ingredients for life to exist? This is what a recent study published…

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How Did Life Get Started on Earth? Atmospheric Haze Might Have Been the Key

A recent study accepted to The Planetary Science Journal investigates how the organic hazes that existed on Earth between the…

1 month ago

Astrobiology: Why study it? How to study it? What are the challenges?

Universe Today has proudly examined the importance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, and exoplanets, and what they can teach…

1 month ago

Exoplanets: Why study them? What are the challenges? What can they teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has explored the importance of studying impact craters and planetary surfaces and what these scientific disciplines can teach…

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Venus’ Clouds Contain Sulfuric Acid. That’s Not a Problem for Life.

A recent study published in Astrobiology investigates the potential habitability in the clouds of Venus, specifically how amino acids, which…

1 month ago

NASA Selects New Technology to Help Search for Life on Mars

The day when human beings finally set foot on Mars is rapidly approaching. Right now, NASA, the China National Space…

2 months ago

Since Interstellar Objects Crashed Into Earth in the Past, Could They Have Brought Life?

On October 19th, 2017, astronomers with the Pan-STARRS survey detected an interstellar object (ISO) passing through our Solar System for…

2 months ago

Big Planets Don’t Necessarily Mean Big Moons

Does the size of an exomoon help determine if life could form on an exoplanet it’s orbiting? This is something…

2 months 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…

2 months ago

TRAPPIST-1c Isn’t the Exo-Venus We Were Hoping For. But Don’t Blame the Star

A recent study accepted to The Astrophysical Journal uses computer models to investigate why the exoplanet, TRAPPIST-1c, could not possess…

2 months ago