Tag: Astrobiology

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New recipes for origin of life may point way to distant, inhabited planets

Life on a faraway planet -- if it's out there -- might not look anything like life on Earth. But there are only so...

Hidden ocean the source of carbon dioxide on Jupiter moon: Research

Carbon dioxide detected on Jupiter's moon Europa comes from the vast ocean beneath its icy shell, research using James Webb Space Telescope data indicated...

NASA team simulates a glimpse of our galaxy in gravitational waves

Astronomers using simulated data have produced a glimpse of the sky as it would appear in gravitational waves, cosmic ripples in space-time generated by...

New Mars gravity analysis improves understanding of possible ancient ocean

The first use of a novel method of analyzing Mars' gravitational force supports the idea that the planet once had an extensive northern ocean. In...

Researchers propose utilizing data-centric methodology for extraterrestrial life exploration

A substantial consortium of astronomers and astrophysicists, representing a diverse array of expertise, has convened to advocate for the adoption of a data-centric methodology...

Earth’s oldest stromatolites and the search for life on Mars

The earliest morphological traces of life on Earth are often highly controversial, both because non-biological processes can produce relatively similar structures and because such...