Extraterrestrial life

Future Landers Could Sink on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
January 29, 2018
News

Future Landers Could Sink on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Jupiter’s moon Europa has an icy crust, under which lies an entire ocean. However, a new study suggests that its surface might be extremely porous. In 2017, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced they are planning a joint mission to land in Europa. Scientists believe it could host extraterrestrial life. NASA...

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Russian Cosmonaut Found Bacteria on ISS and might NOT be from Earth
November 28, 2017
Entertainment

Russian Cosmonaut Found Bacteria on ISS and might NOT be from Earth

Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) says he has found bacteria on the hull of the space station. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov says he found bacteria clinging to the external surface of the International Space Station. Astronauts didn’t found bacteria at the launch of the ISS. So, it’s not...

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Space Dust Could Transport Life from Planet to Planet
November 22, 2017
Entertainment

Space Dust Could Transport Life from Planet to Planet

A new study suggests quick-moving streams of space dust can transport microscopic creatures like tardigrades from planet to planet. Professor Arjun Berera from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy is the author of the new study. He suggests that some smaller organisms might be able to travel across...

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We Have Sent a Message to a Nearby Planet
November 17, 2017
Entertainment

We Have Sent a Message to a Nearby Planet

Last month, scientists and artists sent a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf star. The signal will be there in about a dozen of years. The red dwarf is also known as Luyten’s star that lies 12.36 light-years from us. There are two planets in the GJ 273 system, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting life as we...

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