articles tagged: alien life
how not to approach astrobiology
# astrobiology

how not to approach astrobiology

Panspermia is a hypothesis of how life might have hitchhiked to Earth. It's not meant to explain how life actually began.

why alien hunting isn’t just wishful thinking
# astrobiology

why alien hunting isn’t just wishful thinking

Statistically, and scientifically, the aliens are out there. The only question is how long it will take us to find them.

the anthropic principle, redux
# science

the anthropic principle, redux

The oft-cited anthropic principle is a useless tautology.

taking a trip to gliese 581d
# space

taking a trip to gliese 581d

Taking a hypothetical trip to one of the most promising candidates for life outside our solar system.

how to find an alien forest
# astrobiology

how to find an alien forest

Light from alien worlds could have a telltale signal of a forest, hinting at an entire extraterrestrial ecosystem.

why the universe isn’t built for life
# science

why the universe isn’t built for life

The universe is not "made for life" as is often said. Life just, uh, finds a way.

how to sequence a martian’s dna
# astrobiology

how to sequence a martian’s dna

If we find life on Mars, it might be surprisingly difficult to confirm that it's actually Martian.

how do you spot an alien?
# astrobiology

how do you spot an alien?

The first step to figuring out if we found alien life is to define what we mean by living.

what makes a planet habitable?
# space

what makes a planet habitable?

There's much more to whether a planet is habitable than its distance from a star...

religion, now with aliens
# astrobiology

religion, now with aliens

The Catholic Church is telling believers that any discovery of alien life fits firmly in their dogmas.

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