By Andrew LaSane – OuterPlaces.com – Video Capture: YouTube. Using new techniques and a small, lightweight package of miniature instruments and a DNA sequencer, then-postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jacqueline Goordial and a team of scientists successfully detected microbes in the cold and dry environment of the Arctic.
By Lauren Tousignant/New York Post – FoxNews.com – Image Not Credited. One team of scientists think that other planets could be teeming with these cellular organisms. Since viruses are often believed to have played a role in the formation of life on Earth, studying this could be a crucial component in the search for alien […]
By Justin Joffe – OuterPlaces.com – Video Capture: YouTube. NASA’s Virus Focus Group has some important suggestions about what we should be doing to find alien life even within our own solar system—although, these new plans do involve moving the goalposts somewhat as to what we’ll actually consider “alive.”
By Meghan Bartels – Newsweek.com – Photo: NASA/JPL. There aren’t little green men on Mars who can draw stick figure family portraits—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t stick figures on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been trundling around the red planet for more than five years, spotted what looks strangely like just that, etched […]
By Neel V. Patel – Slate.com – Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by NASA and Thinkstock. Anton Shkaplerov, a Russian cosmonaut who has already spent two stints aboard the International Space Station and is gearing up for a third mission to launch on Dec. 18, told Russian state media that scientists have found living bacteria […]
By Saloni Sharma – TeCake.in – Image Not Credited. The latest study held by Princeton and Howard Universities has resulted that Trappist-1 star system might host life. The study depicts that we might be not alone in the universe, aliens might also be living in the nearby star system. The study also estimates that the […]
By Alan Boyle – GeekWire.com – Image: PHL @ UPR Arecibo. Image: This map from the University of Puerto Rico’s Planetary Habitability Laboratory shows the known planetary systems within about 100 light-years from Earth, plotted on a logarithmic scale. The systems with potentially habitable exoplanets are highlighted with red circles.
By Danny Paez – Inverse.com – Image Not Credited. Thanks to the efforts of the NASA scientists behind the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), we might have a better idea of where aliens could be by using data collected from one of Earth’s planetary neighbors. MAVEN doesn’t get the same kind of press […]
By Reuters Staff – Reuters.com – Photo: REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo. Among those who believe we are not alone in the universe, 60 percent said we should try to seek contact with alien civilizations, it found. It was not the first survey to collect views on extraterrestrial beings — questionnaires in Germany, Britain and the United […]
By Matthew Loffhagen – OuterPlaces.com – Image Not Credited. But researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany believe the real reason’s been hiding in plain sight all along. We’ve already found alien life on exoplanets but we haven’t spotted them yet because they’ve been disguising themselves, hiding around the equators of their respective planets.
By Norman Byrd – Inquisitr.com – Photo Not Credited Professor Chris Impey, the deputy head of the department of astronomy at the University of Arizona, believes that the search for alien life will soon yield results, as he recently told Futurism. Within the next ten to fifteen years, the various probes that will be sent […]
In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); […]