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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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NASA sued for failing to investigate alien life

(Credit: NASA)

The plaintiff in a new lawsuit accuses NASA of failing to properly investigate an object on the Martian surface that he believes is alive. In mid-January, NASA’s Opportunity rover photographed a mysterious object on Mars that had not been there ...

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Dwarf planet Ceres may be home to alien life

(Credit: IMCCE-Observatoire de Paris/CNRS/Y.Gominet, B. Carry)

Scientists have detected water on Ceres, a dwarf planet residing in our solar system’s asteroid belt. The Herschel Telescope detected water vapor spouting from Ceres. According to Michael Küppers of the European Space Agency, “This is the first clear-cut detection ...

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Survey examines if belief in God effects belief in extraterrestrials (Video)

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A new survey shows that atheists and agnostics are 76% more likely than Christians to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life. Overall 37% of those surveyed were willing to say they believed in the existence of extraterrestrial life, only 21% said they did not believe. However, most people (42%) were reticent to commit either way saying the just aren't sure.

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