On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar object, named 1I/2017 U1 (aka. ‘Oumuamua). After originally hypothesizing that it was a comet, observations performed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other astronomers indicated that it was likely a strange-looking asteroid […]
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A new study conducted by a team of Russian scientists has found that microorganisms on Mars can survive the tough conditions, even near the surface.
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A new report by an international team of scientists has found evidence of hydrothermal activity in an ancient Mars sea, which could mean life once existed there
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A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that UV radiation may be the key to finding life on other planets
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A team from MIT (with support from NASA) is building an instrument that will be able to test for signs of life in-situ, and on other planets and moons.
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Breakthrough Listen, the most ambitious SETI program in history, just released an analysis of their first year of data, which contains 11 events that a high degree of significance.
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A recent presentation made at the NASA Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop outlined how the study of magnetic fields could play a pivotal role in the exploration of our Solar System and beyond.
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At the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop this week, NASA made a series of presentations outlining plants to explore Europa and other places in the Solar System where life could exist.
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A new study by a team of astronomers from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University indicates that habitable zones may be bigger than previously thought.
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Ever since the presence of exoplanets was announced in the TRAPPIST-1 system, SETI has been monitoring the system for signs of alien life.
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