Life on Mars

August 17, 2020

Perseverance

The rovers have taught us so much about the Red Planet, its ability to sustain life and any past lives. Spirit and Opportunity taught us that […]
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 […]
October 19, 2017

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features. The wet past of […]
June 15, 2016

SHOULD WE SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS BEFORE SENDING ASTRONAUTS?

Mars has water. Not just ice and snow, but liquid, flowing water. It’s salty and scant, but water is one of the essential ingredients for life […]
August 20, 2015

WHY NASA HELPED RIDLEY SCOTT CREATE ‘THE MARTIAN’ FILM

The day Ridley Scott called NASA was a great day for NASA. Scott, or Sir Ridley, or the dude who has directed several of the greatest […]
June 18, 2015

Methane found in Martian meteorites on Earth

A group of scientists have cracked open six meteorites and found an element that might help them in the search for life on Mars. Researchers found […]
June 17, 2015

Nasa scientists: 'Life outside of Earth is probably going to be really hard to find'

Nasa scientists previewed several missions in the search for life off Earth on Tuesday, including a plan to scoop up minerals from an asteroid and one to […]
December 18, 2014

Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars – a gas that could hint at past or present life on the planet. The robot sees very […]
September 20, 2014

Who’s Out There?—Minimal Cells, on Mars First?

Why does Mars look like a good candidate for generating life on Earth? Steven Benner , the chemist who started the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, “…presented the […]