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Two Suns Could Make More Habitable Moons
Topic: Alien Life
Close binary stars could host more habitable exomoons because of their calming effects on one another.

Could Alien Life Cope with a Hotter, Brighter Star?
Topic: Alien Life
Life could be orbiting rare F-type stars, despite heavy blasts of ultraviolet radiation.

Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Challenge of Comprehending E.T.'s IQ
Topic: Alien Life
A new study offers intriguing glimpses into how we might someday assess alien cognition and sentience by better comprehending non-human intelligences right here on Earth.

Topic: Alien Life
Studies of the history of viruses on Earth can inform our understanding of the possibility for life elsewhere.

Signs of Life on Dying Planets
Topic: Alien Life
If life does exist anywhere else in the universe, it may only be fleeting. Now scientists are researching how signs of life might look on dying planets.

The Full Palette of Photosynthesis
Topic: Alien Life
Researchers are collecting together data on photosynthetic pigments from Earth to help imagine the colors of life on other planets.

Looking for Alien Lasers, One Photon at a Time
Topic: Alien Life
Prior attempts to look for alien laser signals concentrated on isolated and intense bursts of light. Now scientists are focusing on repetitive but much fainter laser signals received over a longer amount of time.

Infrared Photosynthesis: A Potential Power Source for Alien Life in Sunless Places
Topic: Alien Life
The harvesting of low-energy light emitted by hot water spurted out by deep-sea hydrothermal vents might be enough to sustain microbes where the sun doesn't shine

White or Brown Dwarf Planets Not Likely to Host Life
Topic: Alien Life
A new study finds that planets orbiting white or brown dwarfs are unlikely to be habitable for life as we know it.

Under Pressure: How the Density of Exoplanets' Atmospheres Weighs on the Odds for Alien Life
Topic: Alien Life
A recent study explores how atmospheric pressure on Earth-like worlds could impact their ability to possess liquid water on their surfaces.
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