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A NASA Panel Says We Don’t Need to be so Careful About Infecting Other Worlds

It's time to update the rules. That's the conclusion of a panel that examined NASA's rules for planetary protection. It…

2 months ago

A Jarful of Titan Could Teach Us A Lot About Life There, and Here On Earth

Titan is a distant, exotic, and dangerous world. It's frigid temperatures and hydrocarbon chemistry is like nothing else in the…

5 months ago

Saltwater Similar to the Earth’s Oceans has been Seen on Europa. Another Good Reason Why We Really Need to Visit This Place

Jupiter's moon Europa is an intriguing world. It's the smoothest body in the Solar System, and the sixth-largest moon in…

6 months ago

A Nuclear-Powered Tunneling Robot that Could Search for Life on Europa

The search for life has led astronomers to the icy moons in our Solar System. Among those moons, Europa has…

12 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…

1 year ago

Technosignatures are NASA’s New Target for Detecting Other Civilizations in Space. Wait. What’s a Technosignature?

A NASA workshop on Technosignatures paves the way for a new approach to the search for intelligent life.

1 year ago

How Badly Will Humanity Freak Out if We Discover Alien Life?

Scientists at Arizona State University wanted to find out what peoples' reactions would be to the announcement of the discovery…

2 years ago

Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water

Scientists have been hard at work trying to determine the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and it looks like water…

2 years ago

Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars

Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting…

2 years ago

Yes Please! NASA is Considering a Helicopter Mission to Titan

NASA has chosen the Dragonfly mission concept as a finalist in its New Frontiers program. The double-quadcopter drone is designed…

2 years ago