What is needed for life on another planet?

What is needed for life on another planet?

Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director at the Royal Astronomical Society, tells IBTimes UK some of the most important things that a planet would need to have if it was to sustain life forms. 28 days ago
Nasa finally retrieves its balloon from Antarctica after a year of blizzards

Nasa finally retrieves its balloon from Antarctica after a year of blizzards

A helium balloon the size of a football pitch was airborne around the continent of Antarctica for 12 days in 2016, but it took Nasa a whole year of waiting for the weather to be safe enough to go and pick it up. The scientists have now collected the expensive telescope the balloon carried to observe the Sun. 27 days ago
What is needed for life on another planet?

What is needed for life on another planet?

Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director at the Royal Astronomical Society, tells IBTimes UK some of the most important things that a planet would need to have if it was to sustain life forms. 28 days ago
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Mars might be developing Saturn-like rings, and here's why

It is believed that at some point in the future, the moons will shatter after getting too close to the planet due to its gravitational pull. The process has already started and will take around 20 to 70 million years before the rings are fully formed 29 days ago
5 planets that could host alien life

5 planets that could host alien life

These five exoplanets are prime candidates to potentially support life. They are very likely to be rocky, and orbit in the conservative estimates for the habitable zones of their host stars. It is important to note that just because these planets are in the habitable zone, it does not necessarily mean they are home to lifeforms. Further observations will be needed to determine this for sure. Feb 21, 2017