Where did all the water come from?

It was recently announced that the Rosetta space mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko found that water contained by the comet did not resemble water on Earth. This has added to evidence that comets probably did not deliver the oceans to our planet billions of years ago when it first formed. In that case, where did all the water come from..?

Continue Reading

Will we really find any signs of life beyond Earth?

Astrobiology is a science with little to no evidence. We know there is life here on Earth and, because Earth is in no way separate to the rest of the universe, we know that there is life in the universe. However, when it comes to looking for life beyond Earth we really have nothing much to go on...yet. By studying life on Earth we know increasingly more about where life could live...

Continue Reading

Are we still trying to answer the same questions as ancient astronomers?

Of all the sciences, astrobiology seems to capture the public imagination in a way that no other topic does. The quest to find other worlds like our own and to find life on other planets is something that people from all walks of life get excited about...

Continue Reading