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Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System
Topic: Outer Solar System
03/31/14
Objects at the Solar System's edge could one day show scientists how life arose on Earth. That's because many of these objects could contain organics, carbon-based material that are ingredients of life.

Solar System's Edge Redefined
Topic: Outer Solar System
03/26/14
Astronomers have extended the edge of the known Solar System by spotting a new dwarf planet. The finding also indicates the possible presence of a giant planet somewhere in the dark, cold region of space far from the Sun.

Looking for a 'superhabitable' world? Try Alpha Centauri B, says Astrobiology Journal
Topic: Outer Solar System
01/26/14
Planets or moons outside the "stellar habitable zone" may have environments even more favorable to supporting life than here on Earth, according to a new Hypothesis article in Astrobiology

Young Eyes on the Outer Solar System
Topic: Outer Solar System
01/19/14
Students and amateur astronomers in small western U.S. communities help scientists measure Kuiper Belt objects out beyond Neptune

Astrobiology Top 10: Voyager 1 Officially Reaches Interstellar Space
Topic: Outer Solar System
01/02/14
As 2013 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year's top stories. At number 1, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially became the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. (Originally published on 09/15/13)

Life Could Have Hitched a Ride to the Moons of Jupiter and Saturn
Topic: Outer Solar System
12/09/13
A new study suggests the possibility of transfer of life from the inner solar system to the moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn, although very rare, cannot be ruled out.

From Plasma Science to Dwarf Planets: Fran Bagenal
Topic: Outer Solar System
10/17/13
Fran Bagenal is a Co-Investigator on NASA's New Horizons mission, which is set to arrive at Pluto and Charon in 2015.

Jupiter and Saturn are Awash in Diamonds
Topic: Outer Solar System
10/13/13
Planetary scientists have found that the deep atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn may contain chunks of diamond floating in a liquid hydrogen/helium fluid.

Voyager 1's Signal Seen From Earth
Topic: Outer Solar System
09/25/13
Using telescopes on Earth, astronomers have spotted the faint radio glow from the Voyager 1 spacecraft.

Voyager 1 Officially Reaches Interstellar Space
Topic: Outer Solar System
09/15/13
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space.

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