articles tagged: alien life
discarding panspermia with insufficient evidence
# space

discarding panspermia with insufficient evidence

Panspermia is a somewhat out there hypothesis. But it deserves a serious investigation, not just quick dismissals citing its origins.

you’ve reached earth, please leave a message
# astrobiology

you’ve reached earth, please leave a message

We have trillions to bail out banks for gambling with our money, but a few million to figure out if we're alone in the universe? That we apparently can't afford...

but if the big, bad aliens really do invade…
# astrobiology

but if the big, bad aliens really do invade…

Just because an alien invasion is very unlikely doesn't mean we shouldn't spend at least some time and effort preparing for the possibility...

help, help! alien hunters are being oppressed!
# astrobiology

help, help! alien hunters are being oppressed!

Chandra Wickramasinghe lays out an elaborate theory how the agency tasked with finding proof of alien life is suppressing evidence of alien chemistry and microbes on Earth because reasons.

when astrobiology goes very, very wrong…
# space

when astrobiology goes very, very wrong…

Before closing its doors forever, the Journal of Cosmology lobs one last volley for its theory of panspermia and it's a... well, it's certainly something.

why alien civilizations could require oxygen
# astrobiology

why alien civilizations could require oxygen

Is oxygen in the air a necessity for an alien civilization to develop?

why microbes hold the key to astrobiology
# astrobiology

why microbes hold the key to astrobiology

Nearly half the planet's living things could live deep under the surface, raising fascinating questions about how life got started on Earth and where else it could thrive in our solar system.

how to sell the same aliens twice
# astrobiology

how to sell the same aliens twice

Alien hunting is a long, complicated, and arduous process. Pop sci news coverage wants to make it sound fast paced and exciting, even if editors have to sell the same stories again and again.

the bizarre oceans of the outer solar system
# astrobiology

the bizarre oceans of the outer solar system

The outer solar system isn't just toxic gas giants and ice. It's full of bizarre oceans with the promise of life and alien chemistry that we didn't think was possible even a few years ago.

another look at the fermi paradox
# astrobiology

another look at the fermi paradox

When we really think about it, there could be a lot of reasons alien life can't, or doesn't want to, talk to us besides fear, politics, or timelines.

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