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If life exists on Titan, it’s even weirder than we thought
Any microbes may have to forego membranes, or live underground.
A ball of space mud just pelted Earth—and scientists couldn’t be happier
We haven’t seen a rock like this in 50 years.
When hyenas invade your lab
Astrobiologist Lynn Rothschild was studying how sunlight's ultraviolet radiation damages DNA. So she went to Kenya, near the equator, where rays are stronger. The only problem: hyenas.
Could astrobiology research convince us to fight climate change?
Step one: realize we’re not alone.
Looking for silicon-based alien life? Don’t hold your breath.
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
Microbes Will Be Essential For Human Survival On Mars
They're a potential source of food, air, clothing, and more. But will they survive the journey, and can we avoid contaminating the red planet?
What Does A Mine in England Have In Common With Mars?
Looking for life in weird places
Salty Ceres Contains Hints Of An Earth-Like Oceanic Past
What other mysteries could this dwarf planet hold?
400-Foot-High Tsunami Waves Ravaged Ancient Mars
Scientists Get First Look At Ethiopia’s Uncharted, Deadly Hot Spring
It could hold the key to finding life on alien worlds