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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

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

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.

sci-fi saturday: 07.22.2579
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sci-fi saturday: 07.22.2579

A short sci-fi story to start your weekend...

did the chilean navy really track a ufo?
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did the chilean navy really track a ufo?

The Chilean military has no idea what it tracked after two years of investigations and the footage it shared really is a head-scratcher.

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...

when astronauts become ufologists
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when astronauts become ufologists

If you can trust anyone to point out a genuine UFO, it's an astronaut. Sadly, they might be just as misinformed or probe to personal biases as the rest of us.

why hundreds of aliens probably aren’t trying to contact us
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why hundreds of aliens probably aren’t trying to contact us

Oddly, this is a case when a few signals would make a better case for alien contact than hundreds.

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.

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