panspermia

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…

4 months 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…

8 months 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…

10 months 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

2 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

TRAPPIST-1 System Ideal For Life Swapping

A new study of the TRAPPIST-1 system indicates that life-swapping may take place between the planets in its habitable zone,…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – April 14, 2017: Brad Peterson and LUVOIR

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week's special guest is Brad Peterson. Brad is a returning guest, and since…

3 years ago

Is There Life on Mars?

You know what would be exciting? Finding life on Mars. What is the best evidence we’ve seen for life on…

4 years ago