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did nasa find evidence of life on mars? sort of…
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did nasa find evidence of life on mars? sort of…

A new discovery of organic molecules in Martian sediment doesn’t prove there was life on the red planet. But it does help build the case for it.

why a scientist wants to look for ufo shards in the ocean, and why he’ll fail
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why a scientist wants to look for ufo shards in the ocean, and why he’ll fail

A physicist who keeps making wild claims about alien technology and in the solar system now claims there are parts of an alien spaceship in the Pacific Ocean.

the galactic graveyard: why alien civilizations in our galaxy may be long gone
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the galactic graveyard: why alien civilizations in our galaxy may be long gone

Did humanity evolve too late to ever meet a galactic federation of intelligent life?

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

if the aliens are here, we’re all in big trouble
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if the aliens are here, we’re all in big trouble

Former military pilots and officers often share UFO stories with the media. But what if some of those objects really are from alien words? How would we know? What would we do?

why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet
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why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet

According to numerous pop sci outlets, the Wow! Signal is a comet in a strange orbit around the sun. But according to experts, this explanation just doesn't fit the relevant data…

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

we think aliens may lurk in europa’s oceans. we might be disappointed…
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we think aliens may lurk in europa’s oceans. we might be disappointed…

New models trying to infer the geology of potentially habitable moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn hint at surprisingly cool, geologically inactive worlds, the opposite of what a diverse alien ecosystem would need.

why water could kill life on mars
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why water could kill life on mars

We think of water as the most essential ingredient for life, but as a recent discovery shows, it can also be toxic to living things in alien environments

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