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2009-11-11 06:10:00

The Catholic Church has come a long way since locking up Galileo for questioning whether the universe revolves around the Earth. The Vatican is now calling upon experts to investigate the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and what that would mean for the Church and its beliefs, reported the Associated Press. Astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said, "The questions of life's origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very...

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2009-09-17 07:21:47

Researchers from the Open University are laying the groundwork for a new equation that could mathematically quantify a habitat's potential for hosting life, in a similar way to how the Drake equation estimates the number of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way. Dr Axel Hagermann will be proposing a method to find this "Ëœhabitability index' at the European Planetary Science Congress in Potsdam, Germany on Thursday September 17. "At present, there is no easy...

2009-09-09 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ET meets Carl Sagan in Out of this World, a new book from Kids Can Press that asks whether there is life somewhere out there in the universe. Author Jacob Berkowitz takes the lofty subject of astrophysics and brings it down to earth for 8-12 year old readers. Out of This World explores the hunt for another planet that might support life, an Alien Earth. The voyage takes kids to the fantastic worlds around far-away stars. Along for the ride is a...

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2009-09-03 09:55:00

In March, NASA launched its Kepler telescope with the hopes of discovering an Earth-like planet that could be hospitable to extraterrestrial life. However, one team of scientists has gone as far to say that the orbiting telescope will likely discover habitable "exomoons" as well. Writing in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dr David Kipping and colleagues of University College London created a detailed method that scientists would need to follow while looking for...

2009-08-17 12:34:00

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "Glycine is an amino acid used by living organisms to make proteins, and this is the first time an amino acid has been found in a comet," said Dr. Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "Our discovery...

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2009-08-17 12:35:00

NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. "Glycine is an amino acid used by living organisms to make proteins, and this is the first time an amino acid has been found in a comet," said Dr. Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "Our discovery supports the theory that some of life's ingredients formed in space and were delivered to Earth long ago by meteorite...

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2009-08-06 06:10:00

According to a recent analysis, it appears that methane on Mars is produced and destroyed at a faster rate than on Earth. Researchers in Paris used a computer program that models the Martian planet to simulate observations made from Earth. The program showed that gas is unevenly distributed in Mars' atmosphere and fluctuates with the seasons. The presence of methane on Mars means its origin could have been geological activity, or possibly life. Franck Lefevre and Francois Forget from the...

2009-07-16 15:53:34

Parents of children at a British school said young students were traumatized when school staff staged an alien abduction of a teacher. The parents said teachers at Southway Junior School in Burgess Hill, England, terrified students, some as young as 7, by faking a spaceship crash near classrooms and having costumed aliens kidnap a teacher, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. School officials said the event was designed to encourage students to use their imaginations during Everyone Writes Day....

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2009-07-14 06:50:00

A team of researchers from the CSIC-INTA Astrobiology Center in Madrid has confirmed that the type of mineralogical composition on the surface of Mars influences the measuring of its temperature. The study is published this week in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and will be used to interpret the data from the soil temperature sensor of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) vehicle, whose launch is envisaged for 2011. María Paz Martín is a researcher...

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2009-06-24 13:15:00

Researchers in Europe released a new report on Wednesday that suggests the geyser seen on the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus could be fed by a salty ocean underneath the surface. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists said that the discovery could support theories of the existence of extraterrestrial life. Scientists first discovered Enceladus' habit of spewing a mix of water vapor, gas and tiny grains of ice into space in 2005 with observations from the Cassini spacecraft. Enceladus...


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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