Co-screenwriter Jon Spaihts speaks with Scientific American about the Alien universe and humanity's quest for knowledge in Scott's latest film
Mark Anderson, author of the book The Day The World Discovered the Sun, talks about the transit of Venus coming up on June 5th or 6th in different parts of the world and how it will be of use to astronomers searching for exoplanets...
Amateur astronomers can work on research projects with Lowell Observatory researchers
Tarter is shifting into a full-time fund-raising role for the SETI Institute, which had to shut down a set of alien-hunting radio telescopes for more than seven months last year due to budget shortfalls...
The annual Texas gathering of planetary scientists featured new research from across the solar system, as well as a good deal of anger directed at politicians looking to cut back on planetary exploration...
The Red Planet may have once been home to an ocean
Fossil rain suggests the atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago boasted a hydrocarbon haze
Help solar scientists spot explosions on the sun and track them across space to Earth
Liquid remains the leading explanation for newly discovered streaks on Martian slopes
New discoveries are making chlorophyll-d and a cyanobacterium named Acaryochloris marina interesting for scientists trying to find life on extrasolar planets
Researchers looking for life on exoplanets tried a proof-of-concept experiment by examining the light bouncing off Earth, via the moon. Cynthia Graber reports
The Red Planet looks to have been home to a large body of water billions of years ago
Subdued seasonality might be linked to the emergence of complex life on Earth around 600 million years ago
Despite the risks of contaminating what may be a pristine and fragile environment, scientists have now drilled to the top of the lake
There may be Earth-size satellites orbiting exoplanets that can be detected using Kepler data. But where the HEK are they?
If they don't reach the lake before they are forced to leave for the winter, the Russian team will be forced to wait two more years to sample water from the lake, and discover what may be living in it...
A potentially habitable alien planet has been found orbiting a nearby star
Earth's flora is responsible for the glaciers and rivers that have created this planet's distinctive landscape
The discovery of a planet outside our solar system used to be so important that a big announcement from NASA or other professional planet-finders would usually bring news of a single planet, or perhaps a few...
Kepler telescope discovers miniature extrasolar planetary system