Items tagged with astrobiology

A new study suggests that it may be possible to use free-floating planets to travel to distant galaxies. Irina Romanovskaya, a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Houston Community College, believes that extraterrestrial civilizations may already use these rogue planets as a means of travel to explore and colonize... Read more...
The strongest indicator for the presence of life on another planet is perhaps not oxygen, but rather methane. In a new study by scientists at UC Santa Cruz, a compelling case can be made for methane in a planet's atmosphere being cause for biological activity on a distant planet. When one thinks about detecting... Read more...