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Extraterrestrial Life

NASA scientists agree that aliens are out there

NASA's July 14 panel discussion. (Credit: NASA)

NASA held a panel discussion on Monday, July 14 in which scientists discussed extraterrestrial life. The televised discussion took place at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, and featured leading science and engineering experts who discussed the search for life beyond ...

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Study says alien life on Mars could flourish

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Scientists believe that conditions may be suitable for present-day alien life on Mars to flourish. Atmospheric, oceanic, and space sciences professor Nilton Renno is one of the scientists who participated in a new study from the University of Michigan, which, ...

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Alien world Gliese 832c may support life

Gliese 832c

A recently discovered planet that is relatively close to Earth may be home to alien life. A team of astronomers discovered Gliese 832c by analyzing data collected by three instruments: The University College London Échelle Spectrograph (UCLES) on the Anglo-Australian ...

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Pope approves of baptizing Martians

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Pope Francis announced that everyone has the right to baptism. Even aliens from Mars. French news agency AFP reports that during the Pope’s daily mass on Monday, May 12, he stated that “Christians cannot ‘close the door’ to all those ...

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Ways to detect alien civilizations

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Space discoveries have absolutely erupted in recent years thanks to incredible scientific technology like the Kepler space telescope, the Cassini spacecraft, and the Herschel Space Observatory, just to name a few. Scientists continue discovering new places in the far reaches ...

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SETI Institute announces new president and CEO

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The SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) selected a new organization head. A press release issued by the SETI Institute on Wednesday, April 9 announced that Dr. David Black has been named the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. ...

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NASA plans search for alien life on Europa

Water reaching the surface of Europa. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

On Tuesday, March 4, NASA released an overview of its 2015 budget request, which includes funding for the formulation for a mission to Jupiter’s moon, Europa. Astrobiologists are excited about the potential habitability of Europa. Planetary scientist and astrobiologist Kevin ...

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