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2011-08-08 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Scientists have detected the building blocks of DNA in meteorites since the 1960s, but were unsure whether they were created in space or resulted from contamination by terrestrial life. The latest research indicates certain nucleobases -- the building blocks of our genetic...

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2011-07-02 07:23:56

NASA scientists are seeing new evidence that suggests traces of water on Mars are under a thin varnish of iron oxide, or rust, similar to conditions found on desert rocks in California's Mojave Desert. Mars could be spotted with many more patches of carbonates than originally suspected. Carbonates are minerals that form readily in large bodies of water and can point to a planet's wet history. Although only a few small outcrops of carbonates have been detected on Mars, scientists believe many...

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2011-06-28 11:50:00

A top Russian astronomer said on Monday that he expects humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next 20 years. According to the Interfax news agency, Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Applied Astronomy Institute, said "The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms ... Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years." Finkelstein said 10 percent of the known planets circling stars in the galaxy resemble Earth. He...

2011-06-14 10:24:00

LONDON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As NASA's Kepler space telescope detects hundreds of star systems with multiple planets, the search for life in the universe is firmly "on". Is Man alone, or do we have neighbours? If so, what do they look like, and where are they? The evidence may be closer than we think, according to a new book from Nottingham University Press. "From Dying Stars to the Birth of Life" by Jerry Cranford describes the new science of astrobiology...

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2011-05-15 07:45:00

US astronomers said Friday that they are now listening to the skies for the existence of ETs, using a massive radio telescope in West Virginia to scan for signs of alien life on 86 possible Earth-like planets in the heavens above.The giant dish began pointing toward each of the planets this week and will gather 24 hours of data on each one. The 86 planets were gleaned from a list of 1,235 planets identified by NASA's Kepler space telescope."It's not absolutely certain that all of these stars...

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2011-05-04 12:55:00

A new isotopic analysis of meteorites that have been in storage on Earth for quite some time points to a very reasonable scientific conclusion that Mars once had sea beds that were warm, wet and rich in organic chemicals. Dr. John Brandenburg, a former scientist at the Florida Space Institute-University of Central Florida, Kennedy Space Center, says that the meteorites he analyzed, come from rocks in the southern hemisphere of part of Mars.  The rocks are 4.5 Billion years old, the same...

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2011-04-27 05:55:00

The SETI Institute has put its $50 million Allen Telescope Array (ATA) into hibernation because the organization is unable to attract the $5m investment it needs to fund operation of the vast radio dishes that search the universe for extraterrestrial life. In an email sent last Friday to ATA private donors, SETI Institute CEO Tom Pierson described the recent decision by University of California at Berkeley, which oversees daily operations at the ATA, to suspend operations of the Hat Creek...

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2011-04-25 14:25:00

Maiden trip for ESA's Mars rover "ËœEurobot' A team from the Austrian Space Forum will arrive back in Austria today following a week testing its analogue space suit 'Aouda.X' in the semi-desert of Rio Tinto in Spain. This suit has been developed by the Austrian Space Forum over three years and is one of the best models of its kind worldwide. The European Space Agency (ESA)  also participated in this mission with the Mars rover 'Eurobot'. This 1.5 million Euro prototype was been...

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2011-03-23 13:45:00

Planetary scientists claim that all life on Earth could be descended from organisms that originated on Mars which were carried over by meteorites. MIT research scientist Christopher Carr and post doctoral associate Clarissa Lui, along with other colleagues, based their study on several facts that have been well established. Scientists believe that in the early days of the solar system, climates on Mars and Earth were more similar than they are now.  They also say that about one billion...

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2011-03-08 06:30:00

Claims from a NASA scientist that alien microbes were discovered in meteorites collected decades ago are being disputed by scientists at the US space agency, who say that there is no empirical evidence that the objects contained bacteria from outer space. As first reported by Fox News on Friday, Dr. Richard B. Hoover of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama alleges that he has discovered fossil evidence of bacterial life in a rare class of meteorites known as CI1 carbonaceous...


Latest Extraterrestrial life Reference Libraries

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Flatwoods monster
2013-08-26 08:20:20

The Flatwoods monster is claimed to be an unidentified species of either a terrestrial cryptid or an extraterrestrial being. It was reported being seen in the town of Flatwoods, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952 on some land owned by a local farmer, G. Bailey Fisher. The witnesses include two brothers, Edward and Fred May, their mother Kathleen, a friend of the boys, Tommy Hyer, along with Neil Nunley, Ronnie Shaver, and national guardsman Eugene Lemon. It was described as being ten...

Astrobiology (journal)
2012-06-04 18:56:55

Astrobiology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert Inc. It is the official journal of the Astrobiology Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sherry L. Cady, PhD (Portland State University, Department of Geology). Astrobiology is the leading international journal for astronomers, biologists, chemists, geologists, microbiologists, paleontologists, and planetary scientists designed to advance our understanding of life’s origin, evolution, and...

Sagan, Carl
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 - December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer who pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and science in general. He is less well known for his skepticism. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sagan attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree (1955) and a master's degree (1956) in physics, before earning his doctorate (1960) in astronomy and astrophysics. He taught at Harvard University...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Xenobiology -- Xenobiology (or exobiology, or astrobiology) is the term for a speculative field within biology which considers the possibility of, and possible nature of, extraterrestrial life. It also necessarily includes the concept of artificial life, since any life form might naturally evolve elsewhere, could conceivably come out of a laboratory using a future technology. It might be difficult to tell whether a truly strange life form had in fact arisen in space, or was designed much...

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  • A bat.
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