photosynthesis

There’s Enough Sunlight Getting Through Venus’ Clouds to Support High-Altitude Life

Carl Sagan once famously, and sarcastically, observed that, since we couldn’t see what was going on on the surface of…

2 months ago

When Did Photosynthesis Begin?

Sometime around 2.4 billion years ago, a nascent planet Earth underwent one of the most dramatic changes in its history.…

2 months ago

Most Exoplanets won’t Receive Enough Radiation to Support an Earth-Like Biosphere

According to new research, most extrasolar planets do not get enough radiation to support photosynthesis, which places limits on how…

5 months ago

This Artificial Leaf Turns Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Researchers from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, have developed an "artificial leaf" that has the potential to turn carbon emissions…

2 years ago

To Find Evidence of Life on Exoplanets, Scientists Should Search for “Purple Earths”

Finding potentially habitable planets beyond our Solar System is no easy task. While the number of confirmed extra-solar planets has…

3 years ago

Could Cyanobacteria Help to Terraform Mars?

A team of international scientists recently conducted a study that indicates that cyanobacteria can conduct photosynthesis in low-light conditions, which…

3 years ago

About 2.3 Billion Years Ago, a Firehose of Oxygen was Released Into the Atmosphere

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, oxygen was introduced rather rapidly to Earth's atmosphere over…

4 years ago

“Carbon Copy” Spacecraft Ready to Track Global Carbon Dioxide

On February 24, 2009, the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) mission — designed to study the global fate…

7 years ago

Red Suns and Black Trees: Shedding a New Light on Alien Plants

  [/caption] The grass may definitely not be greener on some alien worlds, suggests a new study from the UK.…

11 years ago