articles tagged: alien life
how to spot aliens with a telescope
# space

how to spot aliens with a telescope

With the successful launch and deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope, a lot of researchers and science enthusiasts are wondering if it could actually help us find alien life.

will all the aliens we meet end up being robots?
# astrobiology

will all the aliens we meet end up being robots?

A popular thought among experts thinking about alien life is that any intelligent life we discover in space will be artificial. But how realistic is this notion?

world of weird things podcast: the most abundant lifeforms in the universe
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the most abundant lifeforms in the universe

As scientists search for evidence of life on other worlds in our solar system and beyond, they’re starting to ask how to define life in the first place.

in an ironic twist, ocean worlds could be hostile to life
# space

in an ironic twist, ocean worlds could be hostile to life

Water usually means life. But could too much water snuff out life before it has a chance to evolve?

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life
# astrobiology

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life

An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.

a baby star and a cloud of organic molecules may help us in the search for aliens
# astrobiology

a baby star and a cloud of organic molecules may help us in the search for aliens

A star named V883 Ori is going through a growth spurt, and as it does, it’s showing us just how abundant the building blocks of life might be throughout the universe.

primordial earth may have been purple and that’s a big deal for astrobiologists
# astrobiology

primordial earth may have been purple and that’s a big deal for astrobiologists

A pair of researchers propose that a simpler molecule used in photosynthesis by ancient bacteria may have been widespread on early Earth and could be prevalent on alien worlds.

find aliens with this one weird trick
# astrobiology

find aliens with this one weird trick

A new idea in the search for intelligent alien life argues that we should focus on aliens that could see us too.

why we’re one step closer to finding alien life
# space

why we’re one step closer to finding alien life

Enceladus is starting to look like a better and better place to look for aliens with Cassini's every pass.

why you’re probably not an alien descendant, redux
# oddities

why you’re probably not an alien descendant, redux

A new conspiracy book thinks it has a slam dunk argument for why humans were genetically engineers by aliens.

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