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Dark matter making us blind to alien life: Study

Our limited understanding of dark matter and energy may be making us blind to signals from intelligent alien life, which possibly exist in dimensions that humans cannot perceive.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

Signs of alien life? Study finds clouds of Venus may have answers

Several probes to Venus have shown that the temperature and pressure conditions in the lower and middle portions of the Venusian atmosphere - altitudes between 40 and 60 kilometres - would not preclude microbial life. 

Apr 03, 2018, 06:30 AM IST

Earth's atmosphere may hold key to detecting alien life, says study

The new findings on how life evolves in different atmospheres could lay the foundation for scientists to interpret early biosignatures and signs of life on Earth-size exoplanets.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:25 PM IST

Decoding messages received from aliens could destroy life on Earth, warn scientists

As per the scientists, aliens could ruin life on Earth merely through their messages – they don't even have to be present on the planet.

Feb 15, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Did aliens make an appearance during the Super Blue Blood Moon? - Watch

The video was shared on YouTube by the alien-hunting channel called 'UFOmania' and managed to fetch more than 40,000 views in just 24 hours.  

Feb 02, 2018, 17:25 PM IST

Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Alien buffs believe that the artefacts are approximately 5000-years-old and claim that no creature existed on Earth that had a similar appearance to the newly discovered artefacts. 

Jan 28, 2018, 17:06 PM IST

Alien life can soon be detected with new NASA instrument

Looking for evidence of present or past life on other planets continues to be an important part of the NASA Planetary Exploration Programme.

Dec 21, 2017, 16:50 PM IST

Life beyond our solar system: NASA may send probe to nearby exoplanet by 2069

Although most of the technology NASA needs for such a mission does not exist yet, it could involve travelling at one-tenth the speed of light.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

Scientists on alien existence: Much more common in the universe than thought

Strengthening the case for life existing elsewhere in the universe, there is evidence of a diverse group of organisms that had already evolved extremely early in the Earth's history.

Dec 19, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Was Mars a war ground? Mysterious object resembling a 'cannonball' sparks debate – Watch

A video has surfaced showing what looks uncannily like a cannonball on the surface of the Red Planet, which has been seized as proof of life.

Dec 05, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

Liquid oceans in outer solar system may last longer, says study

Heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of large icy worlds lying beyond the orbits of Neptune and Pluto and their moons.

Dec 03, 2017, 15:20 PM IST

Scientists send radio message to star system to contact alien life

The message was beamed from an antenna in Norway more than roughly eight hours over a three-day period in October.

Nov 20, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

Earth-sized planet that could be a "comfortable abode for possible life" found

The low-mass exoplanet orbits the red dwarf star Ross 128 every 9.9 days. The star is currently located at a distance of 11 light-years from Earth.

Nov 16, 2017, 12:24 PM IST

Forget Hollywood, aliens may be more human-like than you think: Study

The theory supports the argument that foreign life forms undergo natural selection, and are like us, evolving to be fitter and stronger over time.

Nov 01, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Presence of methyl chloride around infant star may impact search for aliens

Methyl chloride - a chemical commonly produced by industrial and biological processes here on Earth - is one of a class of molecules known as organohalogens. 

Oct 03, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Stephen Hawking's mission to find alien life detects mystery signals

The latest fast radio bursts (FRBs) prove their equipment is working well and ready to pick up signs of life if they exist.

Sep 02, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

NASA dashes hopes of life on Proxima b, says habitability is unlikely

At only four light-years away, Proxima b is our closest known extra-solar neighbour.

Aug 01, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

Who or what is sending mysterious radio signals from a star lying 11 light years away?

The signals came from a red dwarf star – Ross 128 (GJ 447) – which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and is not yet known to have any planets, researchers said.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

Presence of toxic chemicals on Mars can wipe out living organisms, alien life

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK investigated the behaviour of chemical compounds, called perchlorates, which are found on the surface of Mars.

Jul 07, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

NASA quashes Anonymous claims, says it hasn't found alien life yet

The latest claims came amid the notorious hacking and activist group Anonymous releasing a video saying that the US space agency is all set to make an Earth-shattering announcement about aliens.

Jun 27, 2017, 09:22 AM IST