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Sep 15, 2020

Venus Life Is Still A Longshot

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Venus is suddenly a new hotspot for astrobiology, but its real value may be in what it teaches us about the evolution of life on our own planet.

Sep 14, 2020

Possible signs of alien life discovered on Venus

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Sep 14, 2020

Discovery of noxious gas on Venus could be a sign of life

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Astronomers have detected a stinky gas on Venus called phosphine, and weirdly enough, it could be a sign of alien life in the planet’s clouds. It’s still too early to say for sure that Venus hosts life forms, but the discovery opens up a lot of questions about what’s happening on Earth’s neighbor.

Sep 14, 2020

The Likelihood of Life on Venus Just Increased Dramatically

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A sample-return mission to our planetary neighbor should now be considered.

Sep 11, 2020

First skydive from a solar electric plane accomplished in Switzerland

Posted by in categories: alien life, solar power, sustainability, transportation

Scientists claim to have found the first known extraterrestrial protein in a meteorite.

Team’s goal is to take the aircraft up into the icy stratosphere to 25km above the Earth.

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Sep 10, 2020

Physicist: The Entire Universe Might Be a Neural Network

Posted by in categories: alien life, robotics/AI

I’ve felt this might be true for many years. There’s obviously nothing inherently biological about neural networks. It could even explain the development of intelligent life when so many things work against that development — the universe is driven to try to create intelligence — a form of “intelligent design.”

We live inside a neural network, he says, not a simulation — “but we might never know the difference.”

Sep 9, 2020

Telescope finds no signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

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A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies, scanning a patch of sky known to include at least 10 million stars.

Astronomers used the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope to explore hundreds of times more broadly than any previous search for extraterrestrial life.

Sep 3, 2020

Elon Musk Says Settlers Will Likely Die on Mars. He’s Right

Posted by in categories: alien life, Elon Musk

Earlier this week, Elon Musk said there’s a “good chance” settlers in the first Mars missions will die. And while that’s easy to imagine, he and others are working hard to plan and minimize the risk of death by hardship or accident. In fact, the goal is to have people comfortably die on Mars after a long life of work and play that, we hope, looks at least a little like life on Earth.

🌌 You love our badass universe. So do we. Let’s explore it together.

Sep 1, 2020

A Strange Form of Life Could Flourish Deep Inside of Stars, Physicists Say

Posted by in categories: alien life, physics

When searching for signs of life in the Universe, we tend to look for very specific things, based on what we know: a planet like Earth, in orbit around a star, and at a distance that allows liquid surface water. But there could, conceivably, be other forms of life out there that look like nothing that we have ever imagined before.

Just as we have extremophiles here on Earth — organisms that live in the most extreme and seemingly inhospitable environments the planet has to offer — so too could there be extremophiles out there in the wider Universe.

For instance, species that can form, evolve, and thrive in the interiors of stars. According to new research by physicists Luis Anchordoqui and Eugene Chudnovsky of The City University of New York, such a thing is indeed — hypothetically, at least — possible.

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Sep 1, 2020

A New Tool to Detect Alien Biochemistry

Posted by in categories: alien life, chemistry

A new exciting life detection toolset for exploration of an alien planet or moon.

Life detection on Mars and the icy moons of the outer Solar System looks more and more feasible.

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