search for life

Columbia University astronomers suggest a new way we might grab the attention of alien civilizations.
In the three-way horse race to prove that biology is not just a terrestrial aberration, there's one steed that many people ignore: sampling the air of distant planets to see if they contain the exhaust gases of life, or in the jargon of astrobiologists, biosignatures.
Only the interactions with politicians and funding agencies is disappointing. The discoveries in the realms of exoplanets
To determine the microbial content of the desert's extremely dry environments, the researchers analyzed DNA extracted from
Anyone wishing to join the search for other worlds can start by visiting the Planet Hunters website. “We have to start thinking
For the research, scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland analyzed observations of the atmosphere
In a panel discussion at the Washington headquarters Monday, the agency said it’s highly unlikely we’re alone in the universe. It believes advancements in telescope technology will help confirm the existence of other life on at least one of the 100 million worlds in our galaxy.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden echoed Hand's sentiment. Just this year, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope picked up on an
Check out highlights from our conversation in the video above (or watch the full segment below) and leave your thoughts in
The two stars found inside the habitable zone were discovered around the stars Gliese 581 and Gliese 667 C. The latter planet
"By studying these potential life forms, we could learn fundamental things about life in general and about how we terrestrial