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300 Alien Worlds announced from TED™ Microsoft and NASA - YouTube

Not Possible alien worlds, Actual Alien Worlds. Just ask yourself what the forefront of modern telescopes? There Radio Telescopes. This means not only are we...
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This video from TED describes an application from Microsoft allowing to explore the universe. Maybe this is they way we all can participate in finding alien planets.

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Why extremophiles bode well for life beyond Earth - Louisa Preston - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-extremophiles-bode-well-for-life-beyond-earth-louisa-preston Life on Earth requires three things: liquid wate...
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This animated video describes why extremophiles (life forms living in extreme conditions on earth) means we can find life in more planets.

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Faraway Planets May Be Far Better for Life

Faraway Planets May Be Far Better for Life | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
Astronomers have come up with a shopping list of what a planet needs to support life, perhaps even better than our Earth does, making them "superhabitable." Michael Moyer reports
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This 60 seconds podcast describes the possibility of planets that even more suitable for life than earth.

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How Close Are We Really to Finding Life in Outer Space?

How Close Are We Really to Finding Life in Outer Space? | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
NASA's recent discovery of Kepler-186f is huge news in humankind's long search for extraterrestrial life. Here's what will happen next.
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This is another article detailing the discovery of a new earth-like exoplanet. The article also describes the progress we've done over the years to discover these planets, which might be capable of life.

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Ancient Martian Life May Be Preserved in Glass

Ancient Martian Life May Be Preserved in Glass | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
When large asteroids or comets strike the Earth -- as they have countless times throughout our planet's history -- the energy released in the event creates an enormous amount of heat, enough to briefly melt rock and soil at the impact site. That molten material quickly cools, trapping organic material and bits of plants and preserving them inside…
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This article describes a way to find signs of ancient life trapped in glass. If there was any life on mars in the past, perhaps this will be the way we find it.

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New Exoplanet Could Be Earth’s Cousin — Or Something Totally Alien | Science | WIRED

New Exoplanet Could Be Earth’s Cousin — Or Something Totally Alien | Science | WIRED | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
Astronomers are one step closer to discovering Earth Two. They have found an exoplanet slightly larger than our own, orbiting a star at a distance where it could have liquid water on its surface.
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This article describes the discovery of an earth-like planet 500 lights year away. This is an important discovery for the search of life beyond earth because it shows earth like planets can exist around M type dwarf stars, which make up 70% of the stars in our galaxy.

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Rare Earth hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rare Earth hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On 4 November 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way Galaxy. 11 billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting sun-like stars.

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This Wikipedia article describes the rare earth hypothesis, which describes why is life on earth so unique, and can rarely happen outside of earth.

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PANSPERMIA THEORY origin of life on Earth directed panspermia lithopanspermia meteorites - Panspermia Theory

PANSPERMIA THEORY origin of life on Earth directed panspermia lithopanspermia meteorites - Panspermia Theory | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
Panspermia theory: the origin of life on Earth and the transfer of life throughout the Universe. Popular variations are lithopanspermia and directed panspermia.
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This website describes the 3 theories of panspermia. These theories suggest that life on earth came from other planets. An example could be the Martian meteorite found in Antarctica that showed traces of microbes.

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Why can't we see evidence of alien life? - Chris Anderson

Why can't we see evidence of alien life? - Chris Anderson | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
Stand by for an animated exploration of the famous Fermi Paradox. Given the vast number of planets in the universe, many much older than Earth, why haven't we yet seen obvious signs of alien life? The potential answers to this question are numerous and intriguing, alarming and hopeful.
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This animated video from TED explains the Fermi Paradox and answers the question why didn't we find aliens yet.

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Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information

Mars Curiosity: Facts and Information | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
The two-year mission of the one-ton rover is to find out if Mars is, or was, capable of supporting life.
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This article is about the Mars Curiosity Rover. The rover's main objective is to find whether Mars was capable of supporting life. In an exciting discovery in 2013, Curiosity had found the elements sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon, which are all considered "building blocks" or fundamental elements that could support life.

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Carl Sagan - Fireside Chat #5 (Life Beyond Earth) - YouTube

This is #5 in our continuing series of summer evening campfire discussions about life, the universe and everything with your friend and mine, Carl Sagan.
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In this video Carl Sagan talks about amazing biodiversity of life and how revolutionary it will be to find even microbes in Mars.

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The Unstoppable Extinction And Fermi’s Paradox | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network

The Unstoppable Extinction And Fermi’s Paradox | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the evidence that we are currently within a period of mass extinction, the kind of event that ...
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This article describes a theory of how evolution and extinction can explain why aren't we seeing advanced life forms around us.

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UFO file release June 2013 - YouTube

Highlights from the final release of files from the Ministry of Defence
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In this video Dr. David Clarke, an expert in UFO history, guides us through the highlights of newly released UFO files from the UK government.

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Coolest Alien Contact Attempts

Coolest Alien Contact Attempts | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
See what people have been doing to try to contact alien life forms.
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These 15 pictures show some of the ways humanity tried to make contact with extraterrestrial beings.

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European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : Dr. Seth Shostak: 'We are going to find life in space this century'

European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : Dr. Seth Shostak: 'We are going to find life in space this century' | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
CORDIS News is a daily online news service provided by the European Union's official research and innovation information service, CORDIS. Available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish, the interactive daily News service covers all European related research and innovation developments and activities, funding opportunities, research breakthroughs and events
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In this article, SETI's Dr Seth Shostak claims we'll find life in space in this century. It may be in our own solar system, or far away stars.

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UFOs

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In this article Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan describes Talmudic interpretations for extraterrestrial life and why they exist.

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Organic Molecules Found in Diverse Space Places

Organic Molecules Found in Diverse Space Places | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
A two-year survey of interstellar dust clouds has turned up eight organic molecules in both a stellar nursery and in a cold, starless region of space.
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This article describes the finding of complex organic molecules in deep space. It suggests that chemical ingredients necessary for life began taking shape long before our planet was formed.

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BDTN/TV: Scientists Claim To Have Found Proof Of Extraterrestrial Life

Scientists Claim To Have Found Proof Of Extraterrestrial Life - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/scientists-claim-to-have-found-proof-of-extraterrestrial-life/#sthash.rCIicDCs.dpuf (Scientists Claim To Have Found Proof Of Extraterrestrial...
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This article is about scientists that found microbes in Earth's stratosphere and claimed it must have came from outer space.

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Mars Could Have Supported Life, NASA Finds | Video

Mars Could Have Supported Life, NASA Finds | Video | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
NASA's Curiosity rover found oxygen, water, sulfate and other elements in a rock sample from Mars. [Full Story]
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This video shows the discovery of optimal conditions for life on Mars in the past.

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Fossil Microbes on Mars?

Fossil Microbes on Mars? | Life Beyond Earth | Scoop.it
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This article is about NASA finding a Martian meteorite in Antarctica formed 4 billion years ago when liquid water was still present on Mars. Mainstream belief is that the magnetite and iron sulfide grains found in the meteorite have organic origins.

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