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November 7, 2018


Complex Organic Molecules On Enceladus

In 2018, researches published a new analysis of Cassini’s data and announced a major discovery: plumes gushing from Enceladus’ surface contain complex organic molecules.

July 31, 2018


TRAPPIST-1 Planets: Too Much Water For Life?

The planets in TRAPPIST-1’s habitable zone might have too much water to support life.

March 19, 2018


Life From Space Dust

One theory about how life began on Earth: it was transported here by space dust.

November 21, 2017


Tardigrades, also called water bears, as viewed on a microscope.

Life Persists

If the origin of life is at all common, scientists may soon be finding lots of life-bearing worlds.

November 2, 2017


A composite image of Cassini before it was retired with Saturn and Titan. Image credits: Cassini Model: Brian Kumanchik, Christian Lopez. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Migrated to Maya & materials updated by Kevin M. Gill

Life On Titan?

Researchers are studying methane as a potential substitute for water as a source for life.

October 30, 2017


Some scientists theorize the ocean was as warm as a cup of tea.

Ancient Oceans: Hot Or Not?

Scientists are studying whether early Earth's oceans were hotter than today's oceans.

February 13, 2017


Carbon's representation on the periodical table of elements.

Where Did Carbon Come From?

Carbon is key to life on earth. But was carbon there from the beginning, when the planet formed?

August 29, 2016


Is E.T. Hiding?

What if the aliens are hiding from us? Hiding a whole planet is easier than you think.

April 30, 2014


Stromatolites can be found in various parts of the world, including Canada's Ottawa River.

Searching For Earth’s Oldest Life

How far back does the fossil record really go anyway? It might not be as far as you think.

April 22, 2014


NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will focus it's efforts on light in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

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