Extraterrestrial Life

It Appears That Enceladus is Even More Habitable Than we Thought

It takes a watery world to support life as we know it, but it also takes a special bit extra.

5 days ago

Shallow Pockets of Water Under the ice on Europa Could Bring Life Close to its Surface

New research from Standford University has found an explanation for the most prominent features on Europa, based on similar featured…

5 months ago

Why Would an Alien Civilization Send Out Von Neumann Probes? Lots of Reasons, says a new Study

A new study takes a look at Von Neumann probes and asks the really important questions: "why would aliens send…

6 months ago

A Technique to Find Oceans on Other Worlds

A new study shows how next-generation observatories could directly observe oceans on exoplanets, which could narrow the search for extraterrestrial…

12 months ago

To Take the Best Direct Images of Exoplanets With Space Telescopes, we’re Going to Want Starshades

The Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS) has released a special edition of papers dedicated to educating the…

1 year ago

New Technique to Search for Life, Whether or not it’s Similar to Earth Life

A new tool for measuring the complexity of molecules is able to identify those that must have formed in the…

1 year ago

The Same Technology Could Search for Microbes in Mars Rocks or Under the ice on Europa

NASA's SHERLOC and WATSON, two spectrometers designed to look for biosignatures, could answer if there's life on Mars on inside…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

Europa’s Nightside Glows in the Dark

A team of NASA scientists has conducted a study that shows what the surface of Europa will look like, which…

2 years ago

Titan’s Atmosphere Has All the Ingredients For Life. But Not Life as We Know It

In a series of new studies on Saturn's moon Titan, researchers have found more indications that there could be exotic…

2 years ago