Several scientific projects are aiming to investigate UFO sightings.
Previous searches for extraterrestrial life have included only the radio band above 600 MHz, leaving lower frequencies virtually unexplored.
Control experiments are critical in informing the search for alien life.
The results are intriguing, but analysing the atmospheres of exoplanets is no easy task.
The James Webb Space Telescope has detected key carbon-bearing molecules on the potential ocean world K2-18b, including tantalising hints of a substance produced by tiny plankton on Earth.
Whistleblower allegations that the government possesses UFOs may not be backed up by public physical evidence, but some argue that listening for extraterrestrial life is the first phase of contact.
While UFO videos might seem compelling, they’re rarely backed up with evidence. A sociologist explains why claims of alien life gain traction through both social and mass media every few years.
There is a very large scientific leap from observing a fireball to claiming it as an alien spaceship.
Phosphorus is the most elusive element crucial for life as we know it – and we now have the first evidence there’s some available in the oceans of Enceladus.
Five out of the six essential elements required for life on Earth were known to exist on Enceladus. Now the sixth and final one has been found too.
To date, we have not heard from any aliens. Nor have we seen any – but here are the fascinating projects working to change that.
The James Webb space telescope is making the headlines again – this time completing its first chemical inventory of a distant, exotic world.
New telescope allows us to study the atmospheres of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun in unprecedented detail.
We should not rule out taking a closer look at exoplanets that have a poorly oxygenated atmosphere.
The European space agency will need both a launch vehicle and a lander platform to launch its ExoMars rover without help from Russia.
AI loves to cheat, but new research shows it doesn’t do so when analysing the atmospheres of exoplanets.
Even if aliens exist, are intelligent like humans and interested in making contact with us, what are the chances they’ll be close enough for us to hear them screaming their presence into the cosmos?
There’s a good reason why so many scientists disagree with claims that Earth has been visited by aliens.
Americans who believe aliens have visited Earth are more likely than disbelievers to say that Joe Biden is not the legitimate winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Methane gas in the atmosphere is a tantalising hint suggesting that life could exists on Mars.