This chart compares the first Earth-size planets found around a sun-like star to planets in our own solar system, Earth and Venus. Image: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

The search for life in the universe

Guest post by Markus Hammonds The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe is debatably one of the deepest philosophical questions that modern science is trying to answer. The idea of life on other worlds is, by now, deeply ingrained in our collective consciousness. Whether you know of the idea from…