panspermia

Rogue Planets Could be Habitable

The search for potentially habitable planets is focused on exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—for good reason. The only planet we know…

1 year ago

Galactic Panspermia. How far Could Life Spread Naturally in a Galaxy Like the Milky Way?

Can life spread throughout a galaxy like the Milky Way without technological intervention? That question is largely unanswered. A new…

1 year ago

Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year

A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry,…

2 years ago

Astronomers Finally Think They Understand Where Interstellar Object Oumuamua Came From and How it Formed

'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it visited our Solar System in 2017. It didn't stay long, however, and when…

2 years ago

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…

3 years ago

Comets and Interstellar Objects Could be Exporting Earth Life Out into the Milky Way

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life…

3 years ago

The Milky Way Could Be Spreading Life From Star to Star

A new study from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics addresses the possibility of panspermia on a galactic (and intergalactic) scale

4 years ago

The Solar System Probably has Thousands of Captured Interstellar Asteroids

According to a new study by a team of Harvard researchers, there could be thousands of interstellar asteroids like ‘Oumuamua…

5 years ago

Galactic Panspermia: Interstellar Dust Could Transport Life from Star to Star

A new study by Arjun Berera, of the University of Edinburgh, has indicated that space dust may be a possible…

5 years ago

Building Rovers That Can Detect Life and Sequence DNA on Other Worlds

A team from MIT (with support from NASA) is building an instrument that will be able to test for signs…

5 years ago