carbon-based life

Organic Chemistry: Why study it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has recently had the privilege of investigating a myriad of scientific disciplines, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, planetary atmospheres, planetary geophysics, cosmochemistry, meteorites,…

2 months ago

Want to Find Life? See What's Missing in an Atmosphere

In the search for life, astrobiologists have proposed that various chemicals, like methane, could be potential biosignatures. But a new…

6 months ago

Astronomers Have Found Grease in Space

A new study by a team of astronomers from Australia and Turkey has determined that space is filled with immense…

6 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Why Carbon?

[/caption] Last week’s AWAT Why Water? took the approach of acknowledging that while numerous solvents are available to support alien…

13 years ago