Bacteria can help find alien life

A discovery on how bacteria interact with salt to build complex three-dimensional shelters to hibernate has led scientists to believe that the micro-organisms can help find signs of life on other planets.

Oceans pivotal in sustaining alien life: Study

Oceans are vital in moderating climate on Earth-like planets, thus sustaining alien life as revealed by a recent report by researchers from University of East Anglia.

Are we ready for making contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is planning to actively send messages from Earth (Active SETI) to detect possible extraterrestrial civilizations.

Scientists come closer to discovering habitable earths

Researchers have clicked photos of a planet outside our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.

New technique may advance search for alien life

Astronomers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technique that could help detect the telltale chemical signs of extraterrestrial life in the atmosphere of an alien world.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

Alien life could be found within 10 years: Astrobiologists

Signs of life beyond Earth could be found within 10 years, astrobiologists told House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Wednesday.

Alien life likelier to exist on purple planets

Based on the theory that Earth`s very first inhabitants were purple bacteria, a new study has claimed that purple planets are more likely to house alien life than any other planet.

Alien life found living in Earth`s atmosphere

British scientists claim to have found `alien` organisms in Earth`s atmosphere, suggesting that life is continually arriving to our planet from space and did not originate here.

`Alien life may have hitchhiked to Earth on meteorite`

Scientists have found that the Sutter`s Mill meteorite, which exploded in a blazing fireball over California last year, contains organic molecules not previously found in any meteorites.

Britain launches search for alien life

British astronomers have launched a new effort to find alien life among stars.

More planets could harbour alien life than believed

There could be many more habitable planets in the universe than previously thought, suggest new computer models.

`Scientists should ‘cool it’ on alien life claims`

Scientists and the media should stop “crying wolf” about new life forms, according to a well-known molecular biologist.

Lighting ‘sprites’ may signal alien life

Colourful bursts of sprites, which are one of the most indefinable phenomena occurring in earth’s atmosphere, may also flash in outer space, signalling the existence of alien life.

Nano-satellite to search for alien life

At just 10 cm wide & 30 cm long, the nano-satellite will search for `Exoplanets` beyond solar system.

US astronomers launch search for alien life on 86 planets

A massive radio telescope in Virginia has begun listening for signs of alien life on 86 planets.

Has Black Hole wiped out all alien life?

A phenomenon known as a white dwarf hypernova could have sucked alien life into a black hole.

Vatican looks to heavens for signs of alien life

Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the centre of the universe, the Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life.

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