origins of life

The Prospects For Alien Life On Titan Keep Getting Better

The Prospects For Alien Life On Titan Keep Getting Better

Saturn’s moon Titan is a frigid hellscape by Earth standards, but it’s also one of the most hopeful spots for discovering alien life in our solar system. A new scientific paper hints that conditions on Titan’s surface might be favourable for the chemistry of life to emerge.

 These Martian Rocks Hint At Ancient Alien Life

 These Martian Rocks Hint At Ancient Alien Life

Mars may be a frigid, dusty wasteland today, but evidence is mounting that the Red Planet was warm and wet long ago. Future missions to Mars will seek out signs of life from that livelier era — and a recent geologic analysis has revealed where we should begin our search.

First Oxygen Appeared On Earth Way Earlier Than We Realised

First Oxygen Appeared On Earth Way Earlier Than We Realised

If you hopped in the Tardis and travelled back four billion years, you’d find yourself on a hot, miserable wasteland of a planet with nary an oxygen molecule to breathe. Earth used to be an asphyxiating hellscape, but over the eons, tiny green microbes filled the air with oxygen. New…