Search for Life Archive
25 January 2014, 12:03 PM ET
From an image of a strange 'Jelly Doughnut' rock, to a new look at a cosmic lagoon, as well as striking images of a new supernova, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 25, 2014.
24 January 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For 10 years the robots have roved across Mars, making exciting discoveries about water in the planet's past.
23 January 2014, 02:01 PM ET
NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers touched down on Mars in January 2004, tasked with 90-day missions to search for signs of past water activity. Rover project manager John Callas reflects on a decade of discovery from this mission, which is still going
23 January 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Mars may have been capable of supporting microbial life for hundreds of millions of years in the ancient past, recent findings from NASA's Opportunity and Curiosity rovers suggest.
23 January 2014, 08:45 AM ET
Fresh of a mock mission to Mars, SPACE.com contributor Elizabeth Howell will host an exciting "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit today (Jan. 23) to answer your questions on what it is like to experience a simulated trip to the Red Planet.
22 January 2014, 07:28 AM ET
The 58 proposals are double the usual number submitted during such instrument competitions, NASA officials said. The agency has begun reviewing the ideas and expects to choose the final science gear for the 2020 Mars rover in the next five months.
21 January 2014, 05:57 PM ET
The collapsible, flexible spacecraft could be a good fit for the marshy surface of Titan, which features lakes and seas of liquid ethane and methane.
21 January 2014, 01:04 PM ET
Scientists hope that in just a few months they may get a confirmation of whether accelerated expansion of the universe did indeed take place in the first fleeting moments after the Big Bang.
18 January 2014, 04:56 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
18 January 2014, 12:12 PM ET
From a photo showing a spooky looking nebula to a striking new photo of a doomed star, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 18, 2014.
14 January 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Check out our full coverage of the year's largest astronomy meeting.
14 January 2014, 12:29 PM ET
By surrounding their star with swarms of energy-collecting satellites, advanced civilizations could create Dyson spheres.
13 January 2014, 03:30 PM ET
If not for life, Earth may not have possessed the continents it does now, instead becoming a planet covered nearly entirely in ocean, researchers say.
12 January 2014, 12:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
11 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
From a celestial "Hand of God" to a super-deep look at the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 11, 2014.
09 January 2014, 08:00 AM ET
According to a new model, tectonically active "super-Earth" exoplanets likely store most of their water in the mantle, leaving exposed continents and oceans that would create a stable climate such as that of Earth.
08 January 2014, 06:55 AM ET
Kepler officials have been invited to submit a funding proposal by Jan. 31 for a new mission called K2, which would effectively extend the telescope's life by using its two reaction wheels to keep Kepler stable.
07 January 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Five rocky planets are among a slew of newly discovered alien worlds found by NASA's prolific Kepler spacecraft.
06 January 2014, 06:29 PM ET
Were life's origins aided by the impacts of asteroids and comets?
06 January 2014, 03:37 PM ET
There's a new kind of planet to add to Kepler's cornucopia of alien worlds, and you won't find it in Earth's own solar system. Many of the newfound orbs, described here today (Jan. 6) at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, have a rocky core.
06 January 2014, 02:16 PM ET
The exoplanet candidate KOI-314c, which lies about 200 light-years away, is roughly as massive as Earth but is 60 percent larger, thanks to an extremely thick atmosphere, researchers said.
04 January 2014, 11:14 PM ET
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04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
02 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have found evidence of extraterrestrial clouds blanketing two of the most common types of planets in our Milky Way galaxy. One of the alien planets is a so-called 'super-Earth' while the other has been dubbed a 'warm Neptune.'
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
28 December 2013, 08:57 PM ET
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28 December 2013, 08:24 PM ET
From photos of rare noctilucent clouds to images from a vital holiday spacewalk, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 28, 2013.
28 December 2013, 02:00 PM ET
From extrasolar planets to extraterrestrial neutrinos, these scientific findings have made sure that 2013 has been an unforgettable year.
26 December 2013, 12:55 PM ET
Here's a list of the top alien planet finds of 2013, from a tiny world about the size of Earth's moon to a blue gas giant on which it rains molten glass.
20 December 2013, 09:50 AM ET
Mars One is gearing up to send an unmanned lander to Mars that would be based on NASA's Phoenix lander. The craft will include a water extraction experiment and other demonstration technologies that will be needed for human settlement on Mars.
19 December 2013, 02:10 AM ET
During a live webcast beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST tonight, author David Aguilar will discuss his new children's book, which imagines what aliens inhabiting certain known exoplanets might look like.
17 December 2013, 07:02 AM ET
Scientists have found organics from Earth's swamp trapped inside of glass created by a meteor impact almost a million years ago. The tiny pockets, only micrometers across, contain material such as cellulose and proteins.