Search for Life Archive
08 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
06 December 2012, 10:46 AM ET
See our coverage of the latest space-related announcements from the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
06 December 2012, 09:00 AM ET
The Discovery-class mission could be ready to launch by 2020, researchers say.
06 December 2012, 07:01 AM ET
The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog has seven candidate planets listed so far, and the pace of discovery is increasing, says its founder.
05 December 2012, 12:14 PM ET
The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) had compiled a Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC). Currently, the possible Earth-like exoplanets are Gliese 581d, HD 85512b, Kepler 22b, Gliese 667Cc, Gliese 581g, Gliese 163c, and HD 40307g.
05 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
NASA will keep running Curiosity and its other Mars assets as long as they're scientifically viable.
05 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Some scientists want the 2020 rover mission to collect pieces of Mars for eventual return to Earth.
04 December 2012, 03:36 PM ET
Opportunity has made its way to clay-bearing deposits on the Red Planet.
04 December 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The rover's chief scientist was just excited about Curiosity's mission, and thrilled that one of its key instruments was working flawlessly.
03 December 2012, 12:58 PM ET
Soil analysis on Mars by the roving laboratory has delivered a detection of simple organic compounds. Further review will determine if it is actually from Mars or residuals from the rovers time on Earth and, critically, if it is the result of life.
02 December 2012, 02:57 PM ET
The biggest geosciences meeting of the year promises a flurry of new findings.
02 December 2012, 09:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
02 December 2012, 07:48 AM ET
From the face on Mars to microbes in meteorites, here are 5 findings that haven't quite panned out.
02 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Don't expect a historic announcement, agency officials say.
01 December 2012, 09:44 AM ET
From the biggest black hole blast to a swirling vortex on Saturn, don't miss these amazing space pictures.
01 December 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
30 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Life's raw materials may be common throughout the solar system.
29 November 2012, 05:18 PM ET
Curiosity hasn't yet found organic compounds in the Martian soil.
29 November 2012, 03:48 PM ET
The scientists and engineers who operate Curiosity are finally adjusting back to Earth time after months of working according to Martian time. Because a day on Mars lasts about 40 minutes longer, work shifts for the MSL team were based on Mars days
28 November 2012, 11:01 AM ET
Curiosity launched on Nov. 26, 2011, and landed on Mars Aug. 5 of this year.
26 November 2012, 02:23 PM ET
Experts offer guesses about NASA's major Red Planet find.
26 November 2012, 12:57 PM ET
Hairspray might one day serve as the sign that aliens have reshaped distant worlds.
26 November 2012, 11:27 AM ET
Probes orbiting Mars and Earth-based telescopes ‘see’ methane in the Martian atmosphere. But Curiosity’s Sample Analysis instruments haven’t found any at Gale Crater. Dr. John Grotzinger explains why tests may not have detected methane now.
26 November 2012, 09:33 AM ET
This is one of three complexes comprising the Deep Space Network.
25 November 2012, 07:55 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
23 November 2012, 05:05 PM ET
From a "pie crust" on Mercury to a monster sun eruption, don't miss these amazing space pictures.
22 November 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Super-Earth planets could get magnetic fields from this new liquid metal ingredient.
22 November 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The six-wheeled robot will scout out possible target rocks for its first drilling activity.
21 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The shifting habitable zones of such stars present too big a hurdle for life to leap.
20 November 2012, 01:14 PM ET
The news is apparently big, but we won't hear any details for several weeks.
19 November 2012, 03:53 PM ET
The newfound alien planet Kappa Andromedae b 13 times the mass of Jupiter.
19 November 2012, 12:01 AM ET
This exoplanet is 13 times the mass of Jupiter and is a good test case for planet formation, scientists say.