life

Did the Moon once have life?

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

Today, the Moon is as dead as you can get, but scientists contend that this might not have been the case billions of years ago.

Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology.

121 giant exoplanets in habitable zones may have habitable moons

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life.

Curiosity finds complex organic traces in 3 billion year old mudflats on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planets surface and subsurface.

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

A seminal event in the Earth's history - when plants appeared on land - may have happened 100 million years earlier than previously thought.