This very extensive article provides some informative insights into possible bio-signatures that astronomers would hope to see from an exoplanet that might indicate the presence of life.
Small mass, red dwarf stars present several challenges to supporting life.
Frank Drake, the radio astronomer who pioneered the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), died yesterday (2 September) at the age of 92. Born on 28 May 1930 in Chicago, Drake was working at the Green Bank Radio Telescope during the early days of radio astronomy, in the late 1950s, when he was inspired by Giuseppe Read More…
Precursors to RNA remain distantly elusive.
Dust from an asteroid collected by a Japanese space probe contains clues to the origin of life, suggesting it was formed in space, scientists reported Friday.