NASA-Funded Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life

In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds. …

NASA-Funded Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life

Newly-discovered world on the edge of the solar system could lead us to Planet X

A newfound object nicknamed “The Goblin” lurking in the far reaches of our solar system could be yet another clue that points us toward the discovery of the theoretical Planet X, or Planet 9 — a large world thought to exist well beyond Pluto’s orbit. 
A new study, submitted to the Astronomical Journal, details the discovery of the new object, officially named 2015 TG387, which takes about 40,000 years to make a full orbit of the sun. 
The possible world joins the ranks of other relatively small objects in its part of space.
And lead author of the study Scott Sheppard believes there are…

Newly-discovered world on the edge of the solar system could lead us to Planet X