On this page you'll find the latest news from the world of astrobiology.

Astrobio Top 10: Discovered: The most-distant solar system object ever observed

27 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
Outer solar system experts find 'far out there' dwarf planet. Read more...

Astrobio Top 10: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

26 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu. Read more...

Astrobio Top 10: Super-earth discovered orbiting the sun’s famous stellar nei...

25 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
At number 8: In a landmark discovery, an international team of astronomer has found a candidate planet orbiting Barnard's star. Read more...

Astrobio Top 10: Pluto a Planet? New Research Suggests Yes

24 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida. Read more...

Astrobio Top 10: Could shallow biospheres exist beneath the icy ceilings of o...

23 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
At number 10: Life could find a home where an icy crust and a hidden ocean meet. Read more...

InSight Engineers Have Made a Martian Rock Garden

22 Dec 2018 at 11:00am
NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen - last week. Read more...

Narrowing the universe in the search for life

21 Dec 2018 at 11:00am
Wendy Panero, professor of earth sciences at The Ohio State University, has developed a new way of thinking about a planet's habitability. What if, she wondered, the answer to habitability lies within the way rocks and water interact? Read more...

Alien Imposters: Planets with Oxygen Don’t Necessarily Have Life

20 Dec 2018 at 11:00am
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there. A new Johns Hopkins study, however, recommends a reconsideration of that rule of thumb. Read more...

Did supernovae kill off large ocean animals at dawn of Pleistocene?

19 Dec 2018 at 9:35am
About 2.6 million years ago, an oddly bright light arrived in the prehistoric sky and lingered there for weeks or months. Read more...

NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at ‘worst-case-scenario’ rate

18 Dec 2018 at 10:31am
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. Read more...

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