Enceladus’ hidden ocean is kept warm by porous core

The findings could have important consequences for the prospect of finding alien life there.

Intelligent alien life hunters pick up 15 high-energy bursts far across the universe

The mysterious high-energy signals are unaccounted for. Alien technology is not excluded.

TRAPPIST-1, the dwarf star with seven Earth-sized planets, is older than our solar system

This could be both good and bad for potential extraterrestrial life.

Curiosity rover finds that its landing crater on Mars could have been habitable for 700 million years

We don’t know whether Mars held life… but there’s certainly a lot of potential.

All the ingredients for alien life: NASA finds hydrogen spewing out of Saturn’s icy moon, likely propelled from hydro-thermal vents

Both Enceladus and Europa seem capable of supporting alien life, according to a major NASA announcement.

NASA to make tantalizing announcement about water worlds later today

NASA is doing the old ‘announcement of an announcement,’ and we’re absolutely falling for it.

Earth-born methanogen bacteria species could survive in Mars’ crust, new study shows

Life can be surprisingly hardy.

NASA’s mission to search for life on Europa takes shape

If we want to look for extraterrestrial life, Europa might be one of the best guesses in the solar system.

NASA finds more evidence of water plumes on Europa

Europa’s water is acting up.

SETI observes a “strong signal,” but don’t get your hopes up just yet

A star system 94 light-years away stepped in as a potential candidate for intelligent life.

‘Goldilocks area’ not nearly enough for habitable planets – internal temperature is also important

A Yale University researcher claims that the so-called Goldilocks planetary area only tells half of the story.

The reason why we haven’t found alien life yet might be because we’re searching too soon

We might be too early for the party. Darn!

Saturn’s Moon Titan might host life, researchers report

Life on Titan? It’s a good bet.

Jupiter’s moon Europa could have Earth-like oceans

If I asked you to guess where we have the best chances of finding life outside of Earth, you’d be hard pressed to think about Europa. But Jupiter’s frozen moon is beginning to look more and more attractive, and may even harbor an Earth-like ocean. We’ve written extensively before about the life harboring possibilities of Jupiter’s moon, Europa. Beneath the

Computer models confirm icy eruptions on Saturn’s Moon

A few years ago, the Cassini spacecraft made a surprising discovery: there are geysers erupting on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, spewing water and ice to great heights. However, the process which causes these geysers remained unknown or controversial. Now, scientists at the University of Chicago and Princeton University have pinpointed a mechanism through which Saturn’s tidal forces exert constant stress and cause

Observing Alien Armageddon could be our first sign of advanced civilizations in space.

It may be possible to observe the presence of an advanced alien civilization by the effects produced if that civilization were to self-destruct through nuclear war, biological warfare, nanotechnological annihilation, or stellar pollution. Each case would generate unique detectable signs that could be identified by earth-based telescopes.

Pleasant thought of the Day: the galaxy may be a graveyard full of dead aliens

Where are all the aliens? Why haven’t we seen or heard their signals from space? Could we really have been the only planet where life evolved?

NASA prepares for historic Cassini flyby

NASA is preparing for a historical approach to Enceladus, plunging its Cassini spacecraft deep through the icy spray coming from the ocean on Enceladus.

Alien life might spread through the Universe “like the plague”

Although we’ve yet to discover life forms on any other planet, astronomers are confident that not only we’ll be able to discover alien life, but we’ll be able to chart its spread through the Universe.

Your smartphone can help Stephen Hawking discover alien life

This week space fanatics were teeming with excitement after it was announced that Stephen Hawking had teamed up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner in a quest to find extraterrestrial life.