articles tagged: astrobiology
world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?
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world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?

A recent crash landing on the Moon was an astrobiologist's worst-case scenario, raising the question of whether we're just doomed to contaminate every world we'll ever touch.

world of weird things podcast: keep quiet or the aliens will kill you?
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world of weird things podcast: keep quiet or the aliens will kill you?

Perhaps the most sinister explanation for why we haven't heard from aliens is that any civilization that reveals itself gets obliterated. But why? How? And how likely is that to happen?

world of weird things podcast: purple earth and the search for alien life
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world of weird things podcast: purple earth and the search for alien life

Get ready for a weekly dose of weird science and bleeding edge technology in an audio format, optimized for your commute and downtime.

do alien space sailors unfurl their solar sails to surf interstellar laser beams?
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do alien space sailors unfurl their solar sails to surf interstellar laser beams?

A new proposal posits that some of the fast radio bursts we've been routinely detecting may be coming from aliens, though not on purpose...

the amazing, rocky, nearby, (potentially) habitable solar system
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the amazing, rocky, nearby, (potentially) habitable solar system

The TRAPPIST-1 solar system is the most unique one we've seen so far and could offer amazing possibilities for life.

how one planet shows an indirect glimpse of our future and the fermi paradox
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how one planet shows an indirect glimpse of our future and the fermi paradox

If there was a thriving alien civilization on one of the best candidates for life in our stellar neighborhood, we missed them by well over a billion years...

why the typical habitable planet may be nothing like our own
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why the typical habitable planet may be nothing like our own

We typically think of Earth as an ideal world for habitability, but what we've discovered so far hints at us being an oddball.

find aliens with this one weird trick
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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.

when the answer could actually be aliens
# astrobiology

when the answer could actually be aliens

An alien civilization's megaproject is very unlikely to be responsible for the weird signals from a strange star. But we can't entirely rule it out...

no, we did not find aliens on a comet’s surface
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no, we did not find aliens on a comet’s surface

The three constants of life seem to be death, taxes, and Chandra Wickramasinghe claiming space agencies are hiding proof of alien life.

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