Complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, have been discovered in an infant star system for the first time, according to new research.
For some time now, scientists have been trying to determine whether the Red Planet once held water suitable for life, and now new research adds to the growing evidence, finding that belts of glaciers on Mars boast enough water to flood the entire planet.
The image of Luke Skywalker staring at the twin sunsets of his homeplanet Tatooine captured the imagination of millions of movie watchers everywhere. But now astrophysicists are saying that this desert planet may not be just a thing of science fiction, but a reality.
Scientists have discovered signs of ancient water activity on Mars in a now- dried up lake system, adding to growing evidence that the Red Planet was once habitable for life, according to a new study.
Our own Milky Way galaxy harbors thousands of potentially habitable planets, telling scientists that in the search for life not on Earth, they should be looking a little closer to home.
It is well known that Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean, but what scientists have just discovered are signs of current hydrothermal activity that may be warming up its seas enough for life to survive.
The search for life on planets outside our solar system has been long and arduous, so when recent research revealed that scientists previously ignored one such "habitable" planet, needless to say it was shocking.
Scientists have developed a new energy device that harnesses carbon dioxide in such a way that it could power life on Mars, according to a new study.
Recent research has just revealed that feeding babies peanuts could halt the development of a food allergy, and now a new study indicates that these same nuts can make you live longer.
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of what may be the smallest bacteria on Earth, according to a new study.
Well...not exactly, but scientists have concluded that if one does exist, this would be what the new life would look like. Living on Saturn's moon Titan, it would have to metabolize and reproduce akin to life on Earth, strengthening the theory that Titan may be habitable, according to new research.
Life on Earth supposedly first flourished about two billion years ago, but now a new analysis finds that living organisms actually emerged earlier than scientists previously thought.
In the hunt for habitable planets around the galaxy, scientists may have just gotten some help. Remarkable research has, for the first time, suggested that extreme Neptune-like planets have the potential to become rocky, habitable worlds.
Scientists may have just gotten some encouragement in their search for other habitable worlds. According to new research, super-Earths likely harbor long-lasting oceans, a hallmark recipe for life on far-away planets.
It seems that certain exoplanets are just too hot to handle. Far-away planets referred to as "mirage Earths" once boasted intense heat during their formation, which unfortunately prevented them from ever becoming habitable, according to a new study.