Life on Earth Is a Sketchy Guide to an Alien Civilization
Any assumptions about properties like intelligence or agency that we make based on what we currently know about life on Earth are on exceedingly shaky ground.
A Good Week for Planet Formation
Building planets is an intricate process but we’re finding clues to some new possibilities.
Life Unbounded, Scientific American
Vast data sets and machine learning could link SETI to quantum computing
Planet Plates, Metal Moon, and Comet Cocktails
A roundup of some recent astrobiology-related science news.
Life, Unbounded, Scientific American
The Death of Astronomy?
Probably not, but forthcoming commercial satellite constellations herald a new era for our night skies.
Moon Blobs, Collapsars, and Long Planets
A roundup of recent research with astrobiological implications.
Gravitational Waves, Nuclear Fire, Rocks and Love
A 5-billion-year-old detective story reveals two new players in our origins.
What If ET Is an AI?
After centuries searching for extraterrestrial life, we might find that first contact is not with organic creatures at all.
Life Could Speed Up a Planet’s Spin
The presence of life might influence how fast a planet spins, releasing gases such as oxygen that can crank up how quickly a world turns, a new study finds.
The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It’s 63
Over time, the expansion of the cosmos and the passage of light has unlocked 63 orders of magnitude to us, each one a new opportunity for novelty and complexity, says Caleb Scharf.
13.7: Cosmos & Culture
The Zoomable Universe
Reality as we know it spans 63 orders of magnitude in scale, and now all of that is in one book.
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