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Discover the Science of Astrobiology at a NASA Social Event in Chicago

What are the origins of life on Earth? Are we alone in the universe? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the 2015 …

Social Media

Maybe alien life once existed — and we missed it | The Star

The hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity’s most exciting endeavours. The pieces are all falling into place: we’re finding more and more …

Astrobiology - The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Astrobiologist Kevin Hand prepares to deploy a rover beneath the ice of Alaska's Sukok Lake. When a probe finally reaches Europa, its search for life may be modeled on trial runs like this. And with the powerful SLS rocket NASA is designing, he says, "we could potentially get to Jupiter and Europa …

Have Astronomers Found Alien Megastructures After All? (No, Probably Not)

And here’s the reason why, despite all you may have heard.<p><i>“Thou shalt not embarrass thyself and thy colleagues by claiming false planets.” -</i>Bill …

Gigantic Gas Cloud on Collision Course With Our Galaxy

In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.

The Fermi Paradox: Research Suggests Aliens Haven't Contacted Us Because They're Dead

The universe we live in is incredibly vast. As human technology and knowledge expand over the years, our search for other living species outside our …

Paranormal

Alien hunters claim to spot massive UFO 'sucking energy from the Sun'

A strange glowing orb has been captured on camera floating around the sun - with UFO hunters claiming it is further proof of aliens.<p>Footage taken …

Take a peek into the CIA's 'X-Files'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The truth is out there: The CIA has released hundreds of declassified documents detailing investigations into possible alien life.<p>The Central Intelligence Agency posted documents of reported Unidentified Flying Objects that range in date from the late 1940s to the 1950s. While playing off …

Solar Systems Like Ours Remain Scarce

Solar systems like ours, in which Jupiter-like planets orbit their parent stars at Jupiter-like distances, remain scarce in the local stellar neighborhood, says an Australian-led team of astronomers.<p>The team who report their findings in <i>The Astrophysical Journal</i>, analyzed the latest results from an …

Solar System

NASA assembles the primary mirrors on the world's most powerful space telescope

They will help the James Webb Telescope see galaxies up to 13 billion light-years away<p>NASA has finished assembling the primary mirror array on its biggest telescope yet. There's still a lot of work to be done on the telescope, dubbed the James Webb Space Telescope, before it launches in 2018, but …

Telescopes

Monstrous Cosmic Gas Cloud Set To Ignite The Milky Way

In 30 million years, we’ll undergo star formation unlike anything else since before there were mammals on Earth.<p><i>“Think about it this way — a</i> …