Astronomers using a ground-based telescope for the first time have detected a "super-Earth" transit, a breakthrough that may lead the hunt for habitable exoplanets in the coming years, according to a new study.
It turns out that DNA can survive the fiery entry into Earth's atmosphere, according to a new study, able to stay intact and still pass on genetic information.
Discovered 27,000 light-years away from Earth, astronomers have found an unusual carbon-based molecule that could hint at the origins of life, according to a new study.
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old was recently discovered, and is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, according to scientists.
According to a new study, oxygen-producing organisms were present on Earth some three billion years ago - a full 60 million years earlier than previous estimates had indicated.
Antarctica may be the coldest place on Earth, but that doesn't mean life won't find a way to survive. Researchers recently found a rich microbial ecosystem living underneath Antarctica's thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.
Companionship is apparently something that planets, like people, value in old age. It turns out that a companion planet might be useful in giving an old, less habitable world a new chance at life.
A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has discovered a potentially habitable Earth-like planet that is only 16 light years away.
There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of astronomers in the journal Challenges.
Carbon-rich diamond planets may be more common than astronomers previously thought, according to new research.
Scientists are worried about Mars invaders of a different kind. These newly feared foes come in the form of microorganisms from Earth, and new research shows that they could potentially contaminate the Red Planet should we ever successfully make the trek there.