Alien life

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Blinded Kepler: all is not lost

Monday, 2 September 2013

NASA’s planet-spotter may be irreparably damaged but the data it has collected will be of use for years to come.

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Europa Spring

Monday, 20 May 2013 - 1 comment

The Margarita Sushi Bar is expensive. I hook my prosthetic fins over the mooring bar as I wait and order beer; the green stuff is delivered in a sachet.

Curiosity Rover Self Portrait

NASA rover finds conditions once suited to life on Mars

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Analysis of Mars rocks by the Curiosity rover has uncovered the building blocks of life – hydrogen, carbon and oxygen – and evidence the planet could once have supported organisms, according to U.S. space agency, NASA.

The planet next door

Earth-like planets may be closer than thought

Thursday, 7 February 2013

An Earth-size planet could be orbiting a red dwarf as near as 13 light-years away.

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Life: where did it all start?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Earth formed about 4.6 billion years ago and life first appeared here about a billion years later.

As the world's toughest bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans can survive radiation, vacuum, dehydration, intense cold and acid.

Living on the edge

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Extremophiles can live just about anywhere. Here are our top 10 super survivors.

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Fringe dwellers

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

They’re some of the most extraordinary life forms, able to survive where nothing else can. Could extremophiles point the way to life on other worlds?

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Into the deep

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 1 comment

Living on a starvation diet, strange life forms are thriving deep beneath the sea floor.

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Ancient Martian lake fed by groundwater

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A U.S. spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, said NASA.

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’17 billion’ Earth-sized planets in Milky Way

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Milky Way contains at least 17 billion planets the size of Earth, and likely many more, according to a study that raises the chances of discovering a sister planet similar to ours.

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