extraterrestrial life

extraterrestrial life

NASA & Foursquare team up on new badge for checking in at science centers
Earth-like planets probably much more common than thought
First warp drives, and now we're searching for Dyson Spheres. Awesome.
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Earth Braces for Inevitable Martian Attack As NASA Prepares to Broadcast Will.i.am. From Mars

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Aliens can’t even handle this. (Photo: Last.fm) When one considers the ultimate symbol of American progress and invention, there is really only one person who comes to mind: Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am. His sartorial savvy? Swoon-worthy. His talented vocal breadth? Impeccable. Will.i.am. is not the hero America needs, but...
Earth Braces for Inevitable Martian Attack As NASA Prepares to Broadcast Will.i.am. From Mars

The Engadget Show 41: 'Space' with NASA, SETI, Liftport and Mary Roach

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"Space," a great man once said, "is the place." Over the centuries, the cosmos have inspired mankind's imagination and innovation, in pursuit of that final frontier. The past few decades, however, have seen a fading of such romantic pursuits, a phenomenon no better illustrated than with the end of...
The Engadget Show 41: 'Space' with NASA, SETI, Liftport and Mary Roach
Watch this: 'God, the Universe and Everything Else' with Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke
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Figure out how many alien civlizations exist with this interactive equation
For scientists seeking extraterrestrial life, Kepler probe is step one

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity celebrates its first anniversary

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Yesterday morning marked the one-year anniversary of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. Tasked with the mission of finding out whether Mars has ever supported extraterrestrial life, the MSL mission has so far been an unparalleled success -- and hopefully, in the skilled hands of NASA engineers, Curiosity will continue...
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity celebrates its first anniversary

sagansense: What happened...when the object apparently...

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sagansense: What happened...when the object apparently responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth 65 million years ago? "First, there was a gigantic fireball brighter than the Sun as the comet plunged to its death, not with a whimper, but a bang. One casualty was the ozone layer,...
sagansense: What happened...when the object apparently...

New Images of Enceladus Show More Plumes and Heat

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The Cassini spacecraft’s November flyby of Saturn’s moon Enceladus has revealed new features including at least 20 more icy plumes spewing from the moon’s southern pole. New infrared data gives scientists the highest resolution temperature map of one particular warm fissure called a “tiger stripe.” The moon’s four tiger...
New Images of Enceladus Show More Plumes and Heat

NASA must fix its public image, or die amid apathy

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After considerable buildup, NASA’s latest big announcement is dirt. To be fair, it is Martian dirt, but when a press release hits its climax with “we have no definitive detection of Martian organics at this point,” we should begin to wonder just why NASA spent weeks hyping the announcement. Or,...
NASA must fix its public image, or die amid apathy

Astrobiologists discover fossils in meteorite fragments, confirming extraterrestrial life

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Researchers in the United Kingdom have found algae-like fossils in meteorite fragments that landed in Sri Lanka last year. This is the strongest evidence yet of cometary panspermia -- that life on Earth began when a meteorite containing simple organisms landed here, billions of years ago....
Astrobiologists discover fossils in meteorite fragments, confirming extraterrestrial life

A heavy dose of outer space

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Most computer science research that deals with malware is focused on how to block it. But whoever put the Flame package together apparently had advanced math and computer science skills, since it performs a cryptographic attack that surprised leading researchers in the field. The week's science news generally went further...
A heavy dose of outer space

DailyDirt: Detecting Signs Of Life

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Looking for extraterrestrial life has been a largely fruitless task for many decades. There have been a few times when people thought they might have found evidence of life that wasn't from Earth, but upon further analysis, those discoveries weren't so clear cut. Still, the search for ETs is on-going,...
DailyDirt: Detecting Signs Of Life
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