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  • NASA finds Mars lake could have been teeming with life

    A computer-generated image of Gale Crater from several images taken from orbiting probes. Credit: NASA/JPL

    NASA scientists have identified a site on Mars that could once have been home to alien life. Their robotic...

     
  • NASA says Mars could have supported life

    Curiosity's scoop holds the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

    Mars could have been home to life some time in its history, NASA has revealed in an exciting new announcement....

     
  • ‘Historic’ Mars discovery may be clues to life

    An artist's impression of Curiosity taking samples on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    An unguarded remark by a Mars scientist working on the Curiosity mission has started a flurry of speculation...

     
  • Life could have survived in vents on Mars

    Heavily cratered martian highlands photographed by one of NASA's Viking orbiters. Credit: NASA

    Water that once flowed across the surface of Mars was hot enough for alien life to survive, scientists...

     
  • Nearby super-Earth may be habitable

    An artist’s impression of super-Earth HD40307g with its host star and two other planets to the right. Credit: J. Pinfield, for the RoPACS network at the University of Hertfordshire

    An Earth-like planet enjoying conditions that might be suitable for life has been discovered by an international...

     
  • Dramatic view of NASA’s Mars landing site

    Spectacular view of Gale Crater from Mars Express Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum).

    This spectacular image from a European spacecraft orbiting Mars shows the giant crater in which NASA’s...

     
  • Is this ‘egg’ the remains of a Martian?

    The odd globule that the scientists claim was produced by a living organism. Credit: Prof Wickramasinghe

    A team of UK scientists are making the latest controversial claim to have found signs of life in a meteorite...

     
  • Lichen survives harsh Mars environment

    Surviving lichen in the German experiment. Credit: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Lichen exposed to harsh Mars-like conditions in a laboratory have been found to survive, preferring to...

     
  • Large parts of Mars ‘could sustain life’

    Mars including its thin atmosphere from a Viking Orbiter in 1976 (NASA)

    Large areas of Mars could be home to primitive alien life, space scientists have concluded. Computer...

     
  • Planet ‘like Earth’ is in habitable zone

    A NASA artist's conception of Kepler-22b (Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

    NASA’S planet-hunting space telescope Kepler has discovered what may be the most Earthlike world...

     
  • Curiosity is off to seek life on Mars

    Curiosity zaps a rock with its laser in this artist's impression (NASA)

    NASA is preparing to launch its latest rover on a bid to discover if there is – or ever was –...

     
  • Ice moon’s lakes could hold alien life

    Artist's impression of Europa's underground lake (NASA)

    The ice crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa hides a lake as large in volume as the American Great Lakes,...