Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Imagine NASA announced today that they found aliens. Bacteria on Mars, weird alien fish in the oceans of Europa, and also ancient alien ruins on Titan. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, no. It would be horrible news, devastating even. It could mean that the end of humanity is almost certain and that it might be […]

Are the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Home to Life?

These alien worlds, about 40 light-years away from Earth, are believed to be the most likely place for biological life beyond our solar system. TRAPPIST-1 is a dwarf star with at least seven exoplanets orbiting around it. The full system was discovered in 2017, and it marked a monumental milestone for astrophysics, because at the […]

The Last Star in the Universe – Red Dwarfs Explained

One day the last star will die and the universe will turn dark forever. It will probably be a red dwarf; a tiny kind of star. That’s also one of our best bets to find alien life, and might be the last home of humanity before the universe becomes uninhabitable. So, what do we know […]

Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

Rogue planets are planets that travel through the universe alone. They inhabit the dark and vast space between the stars. Drifting alone through eternal darkness, no light warms their surfaces, and they’re exposed to the freezing cold of outer space. They know no seasons, no days, and no nights, which could give away the passing […]