The Japanese space agency has teamed up with construction company Kajima to develop autonomous construction machines for the moon and Mars.
Three planets are the first to be seen orbiting an ultracool dwarf star, and could be our best hope yet for finding extraterrestrial life.
It's Alien Day and you're going to need a few tools to make it through. We've got an M41-A pulse rifle, a pair of Ripley boots and some facehugger cookies in case you get hungry during battle.
This week on the CraveCast a viewer asked President of METI International Douglas Vakoch what the most exciting news is right now about alien life in our universe. Here's his response.
A new infographic from Space.com details some of the highlights in our quest to know whether we're alone in the universe.
Another mind-bending discussion with Steve Guttenberg finds the guys discussing the existence of alien life and 20th century nostalgia. But first, Steve fake-pitches an idea for a new TV series to Russ and Jeff.
On this day: On 25 July 1976, Viking 1 took a photograph of what appeared to be a humanoid face on the surface of Mars.
Strange signals picked up by the radio telescope pointed towards the stars in Parkes, Australia have a rather more mundane origin.
Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.
A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.