Extraterrestrial Life

Since Aliens Obey the Laws of Physics, Can We Guess What They Look Like?

Since time immemorial, humans have gazed up at the stars and wondered if we’re alone in the universe. We have…

5 months ago

The Most Compelling Places to Search for Life Will Look Like “Anomalies”

A new study considers how future astrobiology studies could search for life "as we don't know it" on exoplanets.

6 months ago

Fatty Acids Might Exist in Space

A team of physicists have discovered that the environment of a molecular cloud in interstellar space can support the existence…

9 months ago

Forget the Habitable Zone – We Need to Find the Computational Zone

Astronomers are currently searching for signs of life in the "habitable zones" of nearby stars, which is defined as the…

11 months ago

Why ‘Contact’ still resonates after 25 years

25 years ago, the film Contact made its theatrical debut starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey and told the story…

1 year ago

Here are Four Ways JWST Could Detect Alien Life

There are many ways that the James Webb Space Telescope could search for life. Here are four promising ones.

1 year ago

Nitrous Oxide, aka “Laughing gas”, Could be an Indication of Life in an Exoplanet

A team of astronomers have proposed to hunt for signs of life by looking for the signature of nitrous oxide…

1 year ago

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.

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago