Issue 48 – Life beyond earth

Dec-Jan 2013

Life beyond earth: With more than 2,300 planets discovered outside the Solar System, we're closer than ever to locating new life – or finding future homes for humans. In this issue of Cosmos Magazine, we ask: Will we finally meet our galactic neighbours? Plus, meet the extremophiles – denizens of the hottest, deepest and most devastated landscapes on Earth, and find out how these weird creatures could help develop new drugs for astronauts. Don’t miss these stories and others on cosmic rays, travelling at the speed of sound, how organic LED technology began its life as seaweed, why scientists in the 1950s went to war and many more.