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NASA Injects New Funds Into Search for Origins of Life

Life is all around us, on Earth. But what about elsewhere in the Universe? We know there’s an abundance of life-giving chemicals out there, but what conditions are required to spark life as we know (and don’t know) it? Probably most importantly, if we did find extraterrestrial life, how would we recognize it as such?

In a new round of funding announced on Monday, NASA is allocating $50 million to 7 astrobiology research groups in the US to tackle these questions. Learn more

Red Dwarfs Could Sterilize Alien Worlds of Life

Red dwarf stars — the most common stars in the galaxy — bathe planets in their habitable zones with potentially deadly stellar winds, a finding that could have significant impacts on the prevalence of life beyond Earth, new research shows. Read more

Can Living Planets Exist Around Dead Stars? A news release last week reported what may seem self-evident to most planet hunters: white dwarf stars are lousy places to go looking for inhabited worlds. However, we’ve learned that exoplanets are so eclectic, that we should never say never.

New Alien Planet Ripe for Life?

A potentially habitable alien planet that orbits a triple-star system is perfectly positioned for liquid water on its surface to exist.

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