extraterrestrial life

Artist illustration of what the newly discovered planet, Gliese 832c, might look like. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium)

Scientists Discover The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Found

Conditions on the “Goldilocks” world may be just right for life.

06/30/2014

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says an intelligent species may have already come and gone without an inkling there might be intelligent life here on Earth.  (Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

‘Cosmos’ Host: I Fear Aliens Have Visited Earth And Concluded There’s No Signs Of Intelligent Life

The famous astronomer says an intelligent species may have already come and gone without an inkling there might be intelligent life here on Earth.

CBS Tampa–06/02/2014

Astronomers say a planet that lies on its side may be more likely to host life. (Caltech/Getty Images)

NASA: Planets On Their Sides May Be More Likely To Host Life

Astronomers say a planet that is rotated on its axis may have a better chance of sustaining life.

CBS Tampa–04/17/2014

Artist conception of Kepler-186f, which  orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.  (Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.

04/17/2014

Astronomers say a deep ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Enceladus. (Image credit: NASA)

Astronomers: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Holds Huge Ocean Of Water

Finding makes the moon a likely candidate for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.

CBS Tampa–04/04/2014

TV's Captain Kirk says it's a mathematical certainty that  life must exist on other planets. (Getty Images)

William Shatner “Certain” Alien Life Exists

Star Trek star says life in outer space is a mathematical certainty.

CBS Tampa–03/15/2014

Reprojection of the official USGS basemap of Jupiter's moon Europa. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute)

NASA Says It Wants To Visit Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Scientists believe there may be liquid water on the Jovian satellite.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2014

A lawsuit suggests this rock is actually a form of Martian life. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.)

Lawsuit Claims NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Lawsuits suggests NASA is covering up evidence of life on Mars.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2014

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