The U.S. House of Representatives will hear from several witnesses who will offer accounts of unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) in order to assess government transparency surrounding the issue.
UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects, and extraterrestrials are perennial favorites in science fiction, but to date there have been no confirmed encounters on Earth. Still, strange sights in the night sky have been attributed to UFOs or aliens over the decades, most famously in Roswell, New Mexico, where many believers claim an alien craft crashed on a farm in 1947. In 2017, the existence of a secret U.S. government program that tracked "UFO" sightings by military pilots, which shut down in 2012, was brought to light in a New York Times report.
The chorus of voices calling for the U.S. government to spill the beans on possible alien visitation of Earth is louder than ever. But are we ready for such a revelation?
Finding liquid water on exoplanets is 100 times more probable than previously thought, boosting the odds of alien life significantly, a new study suggests.
A new viral video by a NASA astrobiologist explains the space agency's efforts to find out whether we are alone in the universe.
A new search for extraterrestrial life has scientists looking inward — toward the center of our galaxy.
Four-time astronaut Scott Kelly spoke with Space.com about UFOs and why air and space are so 'prone to optical illusions' that lead to reports of unidentified anomalous phenomena.
During the opening remarks in today's meeting of NASA's UAP study team, members stressed that the biggest roadblock standing between us and understanding unidentified phenomena is a lack of data.
On Wednesday (May 31), NASA will hold a meeting of the "independent study group" the agency created to study data related to unidentified anomalous phenomena, or UAP. Here's how to watch it live.
A European Mars orbiter beamed a coded message to Earth today (May 24), kicking off a weeks-long project designed to help us prep for a real signal from E.T.
A new project called 'A Sign in Space' will give scientists and laypeople around the world practice at decoding a message from intelligent aliens.
Intelligent aliens looking for life in the universe might be able to find Earth using our radio signals, a new SETI study suggests.
An enormous halo of red light flashed in the night sky above Italy before disappearing within milliseconds. It was likely caused by an electromagnetic pulse from a nearby thunderstorm.
Alien life could thrive in terminator zones, the edges between the light and dark sides of planets that are tidally locked with their host stars.
A newly developed machine-learning tool could help scientists search for signs of life on Mars and other alien worlds.
Astrobiologists should examine space dust and other exoplanetary debris to search for the existence of life beyond Earth, a new study suggests.
The Air Force general overseeing North American airspace refused to rule out extraterrestrial forces at play after unidentified objects were shot down in February.
A newfound, highly adaptable bacterium shows the kind of diverse life to look for on Europa or Enceladus, astronomers say.
We have yet to find microbial life on another planet. But with the assistance of autonomous drones, we may be able to find it sooner rather than later.
The robots currently exploring Mars may not be capable of detecting potential traces of life on the Red Planet, a new study finds.