A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020
“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
The Most Unknown
Tiny Organisms in Earth’s Most Unlivable Places May Help Us Find Alien Life
Luke McKay, an astrobiologist and microbial ecologist, is probing the extreme limits of life on Earth to answer bigger questions about the universe.
Stop Saying 'Humans Suck' Because of Climate Change, Says Astrobiologist
Adam Frank’s new book Light of the Stars explores how the search for intelligent alien life in the universe can help humans combat climate change on Earth.
How the Building Blocks of Life Can Form in Space
Researchers demonstrated how cosmic radiation interacts with matter to create the building blocks of life in the harsh environment of outer space.
Guy Killed by Alien in 'Alien' Now Believes He's Seen Real Aliens
"I really don't care whether anyone thinks I'm delusional."
An Alien-Hunting Submarine Is Being Tested in Antarctica
A look at the amazing photos and stunning science from the ARTEMIS mission in Antarctica.
Goodbye Milky Way
Ultra-Cool Dwarf Stars May Host Planets With Ultra-Cool Life
By looking for systems with smaller and cooler stars, scientists discovered TRAPPIST-1a, the most promising candidate for alien life so far.
Massive Telescope Will Be Upgraded to Study the Nearest Exoplanets to Earth
Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
How Water Bears and Gardening on Mars Could Save Us from Extinction
A fascinating new book by an astrobiologist sheds light on the search for extraterrestrial life.
Who Needs a Sun? Alien Life Could Survive Off of Cosmic Rays
We might not need to look for a “Goldilocks” planet after all.
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election
We Asked Alien Experts Who They'd Want as President if UFOs Landed
The president of the United States normally has a lot of responsibility, but if aliens arrive, he or she could end up deciding the literal fate of humanity.
Why Jupiter’s Moon Europa Is the Best Candidate For Finding Life Off Earth
Scientists think they saw vapour plumes spewing from its surface.