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April 21, 2014
New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 19, 2014
Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin? A new study from researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Icy Worlds team at NASA's Astrobiology Institute, based at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett ... read more

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Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents
One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense deba ... more
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A Question of Atmospheres: On Earth and Beyond
Scientists recently discovered the source of naturally occurring aerosol particles in Earth's atmosphere that play an important role in cloud formation. The particles in questions are known as 'clim ... more
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Dwarf Planet Discovery Could Help Show Life's Spread Through Solar System
On March 26, researchers announced the discovery of 2012 VP133, an estimated 280-mile wide (450-kilometer) object that lies just beyond the Kuiper Belt of icy objects that swarm outside of Neptune's ... more
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Don't forget F-type stars in search for life
Scientists searching for habitable planets beyond Earth shouldn't overlook F-type stars in favor of their more abundant, smaller and cooler cousins, according to new research from University of Texa ... more
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Two Suns Could Make More Habitable Moons
Moons in close binary solar systems have a better chance of hosting life than those in single-star systems, new research has shown. Binary stars dampen each other's solar radiation and stellar ... more
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Could Alien Life Cope with a Hotter, Brighter Star?
The stars in the night sky shine in myriad hues and brightnesses-piercing blues, clean whites, smoldering crimsons. Every star has a different mass, the basic characteristic that determines its size ... more
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New hypothesis explains Earth's continued habitability
Researchers from USC and Nanjing University in China have documented evidence suggesting that part of the reason that the Earth has become neither sweltering like Venus nor frigid like Mars lies wit ... more
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How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers
How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery. Researchers have simulated the conditions of an early Earth in test tubes, even ... more
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Microbes, How Low Can You Go?
The Sun was once thought to provide energy for all life on Earth - meaning that life could not survive without it. In the 20th century, as astrobiologists began to explore the Earth's most remote an ... more
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Pinwheel 'living' crystals and the origin of life
Simply making nanoparticles spin coaxes them to arrange themselves into what University of Michigan researchers call 'living rotating crystals' that could serve as a nanopump. They may also, inciden ... more
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New Technique Could Be Used to Search Space Dust for Life's Ingredients
While the origin of life remains mysterious, scientists are finding more and more evidence that material created in space and delivered to Earth by comet and meteor impacts could have given a boost ... more
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Planetary Protection: Preventing Microbes Hitchhiking to Space
While astronauts might dream of discovering unknown life one day in their future career, ESA's Planetary Protection Officer oversees activities that achieve it on a regular basis. As part of t ... more
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Sun's closest neighbor could harbor 'superhabitable' world
The sun's closest neighbor star may host a "superhabitable," life-supporting world of islands, shallow seas and gentle slopes, Canadian scientists say. ... more
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From one cell to many: How did multicellularity evolve?
In the beginning there were single cells. Today, many millions of years later, most plants, animals, fungi, and algae are composed of multiple cells that work collaboratively as a single being. Desp ... more
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Looking for a superhabitable world then try Alpha Centauri B
The search for extraterrestrial life extends far beyond Earth's solar system, looking for planets or moons outside the "stellar habitable zone" that may have environments even more favorable to supp ... more
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Water found in stardust suggests life may be common in universe
The discovery of water in stardust suggests life may exist across the cosmos, in solar systems all over the universe, U.S. researchers say. ... more
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    Searching for life in strange places
    Last year schoolchildren were invited to dig up some earth in search of creepy-crawlies and underground life. Astronauts taking part in ESA's underground training course CAVES joined the worldwide e ... more
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    Does a Planet Need Life to Create Continents?
    If not for life, Earth may not have possessed the continents it does now, instead becoming a planet covered nearly entirely in ocean, researchers say. These new findings suggest that any continents ... more
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    Oil and metal munching microbes dominate deep sandstone formations
    Halomonas are a hardy breed of bacteria. They can withstand heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and pressures that would kill most other organisms. These traits enable these microbes to ... more
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    Think you know what alien life may look like? Be careful!
    The search for planets outside our solar system has been much in the news for the past couple of years, with most of the attention, and questions, focused on "habitable" planets - do they exist, and if so are at least some in fact harboring life? ... more
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    Hard rock life
    Scientists are digging deep into the Earth's surface collecting census data on the microbial denizens of the hardened rocks. What they're finding is that, even miles deep and halfway across the glob ... more
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    'Goldilocks' clue to habitable planets
    The bad news: Earth's oceans will evaporate away. ... more
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    Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears
    The likelihood of life on other planets is "very high," a planetary scientist told a House committee in a hearing some Democrats chided as evading U.S. issues. ... more
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    December Expedition to Explore Life in Hydrothermal Vent
    While most Americans shop for holiday gifts and break out festive decorations, a team of 18 researchers will spend their holiday season at sea, using underwater robots to explore the extreme habitat ... more
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