While scientists aren't holding their breath, AI could be a powerful tool in the ongoing search for alien life.
The miniature device weighs only 17 pounds and can be deployed on a rover to unambiguously detect signs of life on another world.
Water-rich opals discovered on the surface of Mars could help resolve the question of whether life has ever existed on the red planet.
The findings mean NASA may have stumbled upon signs of alien life on its first trip to Mars in 1976.
“There will be denial/conspiracy advocates, as is the case for many events in history,” the organization's founder says.
Scientists Hail ‘New Era’ in Search for Life on Mars as Number of Ancient Lakes Vastly Underestimated
If we visited more "everyday" parts of Mars, and not just the most unusual, we would find tons of "paleolakes" that may hold signs of life, a new study says.
It's unlikely to be ET, but China's next-generation radio telescope is still a major asset in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
“These machines are no longer made by a company that no longer exists and are running on an operating system that no longer exists,” said the director of the SETI@home project.
Detecting 'technosignatures' such as hypothetical Dyson spheres in space could lead us to extraterrestrial life, and now NASA is funding the search.
Mike Garrett, director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, talks about the effort to prepare for contact with alien life in Motherboard’s “Space Show.”
Computers powered by entire stars, built by alien civilizations, might be a tell-tale sign of extraterrestrial intelligence, says Anders Sandberg of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute.
After 57 years of service to the astronomical community, the Arecibo Observatory collapsed on Tuesday, sparking widespread grief.