Alien Life

Read News related to Alien life or Extraterrestrial life on -or- outside Earth, life beyond earth, latest updates and news on alien hypothetical life forms. Know about EPFL scientist Claudio Grimaldi’s new tool to detect signals that an extraterrestrial society might emit, distant solar system object distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X and much more.

  • If we ever do receive a message from outer space, we´ll want to know what kind of aliens sent it. SETI researcher Seth Shostak says we shouldn´t expect them to be anything like us – in fact, they might not be biological at all,
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  • Volcanoes display the awesome power of Nature like few other events. Now that astronomers are finding rocky worlds orbiting distant stars, they're asking the next logical questions: Do any of those worlds have volcanoes? And if so, could we detect them?
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  • A new study using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope has shown that double-star systems may not be good places to search for life. A large amount of dust in three systems with close-orbiting stars could be the result of tremendous planetary collisions, indicating such
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  • For 50 years we've been scanning the skies for signals from intelligent aliens. Now, scientists are wondering if there is a better approach. A new theory is bringing economics into the fold with the search for 'cost-optimized' signals from alien civilizations.
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  • By calculating where photosynthesis might be possible around the galaxy, scientists are developing a new way to figure out where Earth-like planets with life might be located.
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  • Earth-like planets are familiar ground in science fiction, and in reality many scientists believe that our galaxy could be full of such worlds. However, habitable planets and moons are difficult to find because the light of their host stars is so bright in comparison. Now,
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  • In this essay, David Schwartzman explains how we can communicate with intelligent aliens, finally making planet Earth a member of the Galactic Club.
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  • Seeing the Closest Aliens Will Take Centuries
    As telescopes become more advanced, we´ll be able to see more details about planets orbiting other stars – including indications that those planets have life. However, it would probably take many centuries before we could actually see the aliens.
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  • Why have we not made contact with aliens after so many years searching the depths of space? The Eerie Silence, a new book by SETI researcher Paul Davies, provides a fresh and thoughtful look at this question.
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  • Scientists are studying the best ways to compose messages meant for alien eyes in case we ever do get the chance to communicate with extraterrestrials.
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