life

Gamma Ray Bursts Limit The Habitability of Certain Galaxies, Says Study

Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the brightest, most dramatic events in the Universe. These cosmic tempests are characterized…

6 years ago

Ancient Martian Life May Be Preserved in Glass

When large asteroids or comets strike the Earth -- as they have countless times throughout our planet's history -- the energy…

7 years ago

Where Should We Look for Life in the Solar System?

Emily Lakdawalla is the senior editor and planetary evangelist for the Planetary Society. She's also one of the most knowledgeable…

7 years ago

How Long Will Life Survive on Earth?

Life has existed on Earth for billions of years, appearing shortly after the planet had cooled and liquid water became…

8 years ago

Hydrogen Peroxide Could Feed Life on Europa

According to research by NASA astronomers using the next-generation optics of the 10-meter Keck II telescope, Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon Europa…

8 years ago

In an Isolated, Ice-Covered Antarctic Lake Far Below Freezing, Life is Found

Lake Vida lies within one of Antarctica's cold, arid McMurdo Dry Valleys (Photo: Desert Research Institute) Even inside an almost…

8 years ago

Clay Deposits Don’t Prove Existence of Ancient Martian Lakes

HiRISE image of branching features in the floor of Antoniadi Crater thought to contain clay material. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) In…

9 years ago

Is Triton Hiding an Underground Ocean?

Voyager 2 mosaic of Neptune's largest moon, Triton (NASA) At 1,680 miles (2,700 km) across, the frigid and wrinkled Triton is Neptune’s…

9 years ago

Will Curiosity Look for Life on Mars? Not Exactly…

"Curiosity is not a life detection mission. We're not actually looking for life and we don't have the ability to…

9 years ago

Flashback: 1978 NASA Film Shows Viking Discoveries

In what's a sort of foreshadowing of the upcoming August 5 MSL landing, which is being called "seven minutes of…

9 years ago