Researchers Test A Prototype Of An Alien-Hunting Robotic Ice Drill

Recent discoveries of active under-ice oceans on Europa and Enceladus have kindled speculation that life may exist at the outer reaches of our solar system. But to prove it, we're going to have to employ devices like the one recently tested by Stone Aerospace researchers in Alaska. » 7/24/14 12:24pm 7/24/14 12:24pm

NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa

It looks like it's finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system's best candidates for hosting alien life. » 3/05/14 6:20am 3/05/14 6:20am

How Self-Replicating Spacecraft Could Take Over the Galaxy

Forget about generation ships, suspended animation, or the sudden appearance of a worm hole. The most likely way for aliens to visit us — whatever their motive — is by sending robotic probes. Here's how swarms of self-replicating spacecraft could someday rule the galaxy. » 11/13/13 10:03am 11/13/13 10:03am