Search for Life Archive
06 February 2013, 11:27 AM ET
Data from NASA’s Kepler mission suggests that 6% of nearby red dwarf stars should have at least one Earth-sized world in the zone where life as we know it can exist. Such planets may have life that is much older than Earth’s.
06 February 2013, 11:01 AM ET
About 6 percent of the galaxy's red dwarf stars host Earth-like planets, a new study suggests.
05 February 2013, 06:59 PM ET
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will unveil the alien planet announcement at 11 a.m. EST.
05 February 2013, 10:27 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
04 February 2013, 01:30 PM ET
Some of the tracks may have come from a baby nodosaur trying to catch up to its parent.
04 February 2013, 01:11 PM ET
The robot pounded the rock with its arm-mounted drill but has apparently not spun the drill bit yet.
02 February 2013, 09:23 AM ET
From our first furry space pioneers to the tricks of eating nachos in space, don't miss these amazing space pictures.
02 February 2013, 09:08 AM ET
Tidally heated exomoons could be easier to image than their parent alien planets.
02 February 2013, 01:22 AM ET
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29 January 2013, 04:19 PM ET
It's unknown if the 10-day "safe mode" has solved the problem with NASA's Kepler telescope.
29 January 2013, 02:40 PM ET
From frogs and turtles to monkeys, chimps and rabbits, the animal kingdom has seen its fair share of space.
29 January 2013, 02:28 PM ET
Long-term space experiments on animals can help assess the feasibility of interplanetary travel.
29 January 2013, 11:23 AM ET
The habitable zone defines the range of distances where a planet might support water, and perhaps life.
26 January 2013, 06:59 PM ET
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26 January 2013, 09:30 AM ET
From a spectacular image of Orion's molecular cloud to dung beetles that navigate by stars, don't miss these amazing space pictures.
25 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The strange organisms that thrive at vents today could teach researchers how life arose on our planet.
24 January 2013, 07:24 AM ET
The nuclear-powered mobile science laboratory Curiosity will roll across the surface of Mars for years, searching for the conditions that may have once made Mars an abode of life.
24 January 2013, 06:26 AM ET invites experts in space exploration, science & technology to provide insightful commentary and informed perspective on news, current events, innovations, big ideas and ongoing research. Expert Voices includes Op-Ed analysis and opinion as well
23 January 2013, 05:35 PM ET
The Top 10 results from NASA's long-lived Red Planet explorers.
21 January 2013, 03:53 PM ET
The new NASA Exoplanet Archive lets anyone around the world sift through alien planet discoveries from the Kepler spacecraft.
21 January 2013, 12:53 PM ET
Kepler has suffered another problem with one of its orientation-maintaining reaction wheels.
20 January 2013, 09:32 AM ET
From a nebula that looks like a manatee to the last shots of the moon by the doomed GRAIL probe , don't miss these amazing space pictures.
20 January 2013, 08:55 AM ET
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17 January 2013, 05:09 PM ET
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took the crisp photo.
17 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
There are good scientific and ethical reasons to protect parts of Mars and other celestial bodies, advocates say.
16 January 2013, 09:40 AM ET
As silly as the Death Star petition sounds, the idea of mega-weapons in space is nothing new.
15 January 2013, 05:05 PM ET
Whatever it is, it's not alive, scientists say.
15 January 2013, 02:59 PM ET
The rover should start drilling within two weeks or so, scientists say.
14 January 2013, 07:07 PM ET
Learning more about Earth's seafloor could help researchers plan a Europa mission.
14 January 2013, 08:00 AM ET
Floating hydrocarbon ice would make Titan an even more intriguing target for astrobiologists.
13 January 2013, 10:00 AM ET
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12 January 2013, 11:00 AM ET
From a "bone" in the Milky Way's skeleton structure to the universe's largest spiral galaxy, don't miss these amazing space pictures.