Search for Life

  • The Cassini Mission and Astrobiology

    April 14, 2005 | Article

    Much of our thinking about Mars, Europa and even M-star planets builds on an Earth-based paradigm for life – in particular, on a requirement for liquid water. Titan is the one world we are investigating in detail that in most respects falls outside this u
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  • Experts Examine Thread of Life In The Universe

    April 11, 2005 | Article

    BOULDER, Colorado – Consider it nothing short of the cosmic quest for all time: Understanding the origin, evolution, distribution, and fate of life on Earth and in the Universe.
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  • Ancient African Skies

    April 07, 2005 | Article

    We had heard of an ancient astronomy site in this region made up of basalt pillars that were magnetic, so needed to be remeasured using something other than compasses.
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  • Censoring Science: IMAX and Evolution

    March 31, 2005 | Article

    If science centers avoid presenting the factual basis for the theory of evolution, they do a disservice to the public—those who question evolution and those who do not.
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  • Who Dares, Wins ... Or Do They?

    March 24, 2005 | Article

    The recent brouhaha over whether there’s compelling evidence for life on Mars offers a stark lesson about research life: a major scientific discovery is a temptress as beguiling, and as dangerous, as the Sirens that beckoned Ulysses.
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  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Vanishing Robbers - Part 2

    March 17, 2005 | Article

    When I once read that Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes did not care about the Earth’s orbit I thought it might be a good idea to have him collaborate with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. So being in both the “Doyle” and the “Astronomy” Clan
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  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Vanishing Robbers

    March 10, 2005 | Article

    When SETI's Laurance R. Doyle read that Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes did not care about the Earth’s orbit he thought it might be a good idea to have the great detective collaborate with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Here is the first
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  • Evolution: It's Only a Theory, But One Worth Teaching

    March 03, 2005 | Article

    Science is a self-correcting system that provides humans with powerful descriptions that allow us to understand and predict how the natural world works.
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  • Orphan Planets: It's a Hard Knock Life

    February 24, 2005 | Article

    Orphan planets could be more numerous than stars! In our own galaxy alone, there would be hundreds of billions of these wandering worlds.
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  • Panspermia: Getting There From Here

    February 22, 2005 | Article

    It’s quite possible that there’s a galaxy out there (ours) just waiting to be filled with life. Why not? Whether you’re religious or not it’s a daunting question to answer.
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