Extraterrestrial life

April 1, 2019

Life on Jupiter’s Moon Europa? Lander Design Team Hopes to Be the Ones to Find It

There’s a stark difference between knowing that the conditions for life exist and actually finding some form of life, and that difference is at the heart […]
March 26, 2019

Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’

Why hasn’t Earth received any messages from extraterrestrials yet? Perhaps because we’re already unwitting inhabitants in a so-called galactic zoo. This was one of the scenarios […]
February 22, 2019

Where are all the aliens? Struggling and hustling, just like us

Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both. If the galaxy is billions of […]
February 15, 2019

Who’s Out There–Weirdos?

A review of “Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own” by David Toomey, New York, W.W.Norton, 2013. by Cary Neeper  Author […]
February 13, 2019

The Holy Grail of Astrobiology

In the past, the amount of information that astronomers have been able to discern about an exoplanet has been limited. The exoplanet transit method looks for […]
February 1, 2019

Ocean Moons, Promising Targets in Search for Life, Could Be Dead Inside

For more than two decades, scientists have wondered whether extraterrestrial life may be flourishing deep below the icy coatings boasted by moons in our outer solar system. Spacecraft […]
January 20, 2019

Who’s Out There-Search Strategy

A recent article in EOS.org outlines a strategy proposed by NASA/Ames/SETI Institute/JPL:-Caltech to study our relative uniqueness in the universe. A combination of major efforts and individual studies would […]
January 9, 2019

If Aliens Are Causing Weird Dimming of ‘Tabby’ Star,’ They Aren’t Using Lasers to Do It

The evidence for aliens around one of the weirdest stars in our galaxy — Boyajian’s star — is not looking promising. The star’s unusual dimming events have garnered […]
November 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Water-Sensitive Critters?

Salty water on Mars could contain dissolved oxygen, says Katherine Kornei at EOS.org 11/2/18.It might be in Gale Crater, Curiosity’s landing site. The salty watermight be […]