News tagged with distant worlds

The other way to find life out there

In the three-way horse race to prove that biology is not just a terrestrial aberration, there's one steed that many people ignore: sampling the air of distant planets to see if they contain the exhaust gases of life, or in ...

dateJun 06, 2016 in Astronomy
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Questions of continental crust

Geological processes shape the planet Earth and are in many ways essential to our planet's habitability for life. One important geological process is plate tectonics – the drifting, colliding and general movement of continental ...

dateNov 27, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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The case for alien life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: Earth. But evidence is mounting that we are not alone. Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar and astrophysicist Steven Desch, professors in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Astronomy
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