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A Microorganism With a Taste for Meteorites Could Help us Understand the Formation of Life on Earth

A new study by a team astrobiologists shows how certain types of extreme bacteria thrive on meteors, which could reveal…

2 days ago

Finally! Scientists Find a Place on Earth with Liquid Water But No Life

In recent years research into extremophiles has captured the interest of astrobiologists. The discovery of lifeforms in some of Earth's…

2 weeks ago

Astronauts Explore Caves on Earth, Learning the Skills They’ll Need for the Moon and Mars

We're accustomed to astronauts pulling off their missions without a hitch. They head up to the International Space Station for…

2 months ago

There’s a Surprising Amount of Life Deep Inside the Earth. Hundreds of Times More Mass than All of Humanity

Scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) are transforming our understanding of life deep inside the Earth, and maybe on…

12 months ago

Life on Mars can Survive for Millions of Years Even Right Near the Surface

A new study conducted by a team of Russian scientists has found that microorganisms on Mars can survive the tough…

2 years ago

How Do We Terraform Saturn’s Moons?

Within the Saturn system, there are many moons which could present the opportunity terraforming. But to do so presents many…

4 years ago

How Do We Terraform Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter's four largest moons - the Galileans - have long been considered as possible sites for human habitation, and even…

4 years ago

Europa Life: Could ‘Extreme Shrimp’ Point To Microbes On That Moon?

For all of the talk about aliens that we see in science fiction, the reality is in our Solar System,…

5 years ago

Did This Martian Volcano Once Host Life?

Extremophiles teach us that life is found in unlikely places, which is why after looking at microbes happily living in…

6 years ago

When We Look For Life Beyond Earth, Let’s Consider Dying Planets: Study

Bacteria. They're so resilient that they can survive just about anywhere on Earth, even in spots of extreme hot or…

6 years ago