News Stories relating to "extraterrestrial life"
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The theory that there may be life on other planets both in our solar system and beyond seems to gain more credibility on an almost weekly basis. The latest reports from the Hubble telescope indicate that definite signs of water have been discovered on five exoplanets.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Three more Earth-like planets have been discovered by the Kepler Telescope, and it is becoming clear to scientists that there are Earth-like planets "everywhere," according to Kepler scientist Tom Barclay. Two of the planets are 1,200 light years away, and the other is 2,700 light years distant.
Kepler 62f and Kepler 62e...
Monday, November 12, 2012
Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet--that's 7 times the mass of Earth. Six planets orbit dwarf star HD 40307g, and one of them is believed have the potential to support human life.
The planet seems to be rotating on its own axis, instead of having one face permanently turned toward its sun, meaning it has...
Monday, April 2, 2012
The most common type of star in the Milky Way is called a red dwarf--these are smaller, cooler, and longer-lived than our sun. There are 160 BILLION of them in our galaxy and 40% of them have Earth-like planets orbiting them at the right distance for liquid water to exist on their surfaces, a condition that is necessary for life.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
NASA researchers are analyzing the light reflected by Earth--and other planets--to try to figure out which ones have conditions that might harbor life. The Earth shines with a blue light
and stands out clearly among the other planets, "like a blue jay in a flock of seagulls....
Tuesday, July 31, 2001
A team of international researchers claims to have found what could be the first proof of life beyond our planet: clumps of extraterrestrial bacteria in the Earth?s upper atmosphere. Although they are similar to bacteria on Earth, the scientists say the living cells found in samples of air from the edge of the planet?s atmosphere are too far...