Pie in the sky? Mars Ice Home concept. NASA/Clouds AO/SEArch

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Artist’s impression of the Europa clipper mission. NASA

Signs of water plumes boost chances of finding life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

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The internal ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus could be old enough to have evolved life, finds study

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We worked out what it would take to wipe out all life on a planet – and it’s good news for alien hunters

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Artist’s impression of Cassini ending its life as a fireball in Saturn’s atmosphere. "NASA/JPL-Caltech

Strict rules around contamination hamper exploration for life beyond Earth

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Artist's concept of Cassini's flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life?

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