Buried lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

The underground lakes were detected in the Red Planet's south polar region.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: mars space-exploration european-space-agency extraterrestrial-life

Mars: mounting evidence for subglacial lakes, but could they really host life?

New findings boost chances of finding life on Mars, but there are better candidates in the solar system.

David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: mars extraterrestrial-life lakes life-on-mars astrobiology

The detection of phosphine in Venus' clouds is a big deal – here's how we can find out if it's a sign of life

News that Venus may harbor life has swept the globe. So how do we find out for sure? A planetary scientist explains what's next.

Paul K. Byrne, Associate Professor of Planetary Science, North Carolina State University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  space  astronomy  nasa  life  extraterrestrial-life  venus  astrobiology

The detection of phosphine in Venus' clouds is a big deal – here's how we can find out if it really is life

News that Venus may harbor life has swept the globe. So how do we find out for sure? A planetary scientist explains what's next.

Paul K. Byrne, Associate Professor of Planetary Science, North Carolina State University • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  space  astronomy  nasa  life  extraterrestrial-life  venus  astrobiology

Venus: Will private firms win the race to the fiery planet?

With interest in the possibility of life at Venus, there's an imperative to get more spacecraft to the planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: extraterrestrial-life

Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy planets space-exploration extraterrestrial-life

Mars 2020: the hunt for life on the red planet is about to get serious

The Perseverance rover onboard Mars 2020 is our best bet for finding life on the red planet.

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nasa mars space-exploration alien-life extraterrestrial-life mars-rover

Life inside Pluto? Hot birth may have created internal ocean on dwarf planet

Pluto began hot inside, study of its surface fractures suggests

David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: solar-system dwarf-planets alien-life pluto extraterrestrial-life

Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Astronomers want more public funds to help search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Feb. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space astronomy space-exploration extraterrestrial-life

Enceladus: Does this moon hold a second genesis of life? - BBC News

The mighty Cassini probe has made many great discoveries at Saturn, but none top its extraordinary revelations at Enceladus.

Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Dec. 11, 2015 ~8 min

Tags:  nasa  space-exploration  saturn  extraterrestrial-life

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