'Sweet spots' for life identified - and our solar system isn't one

Astrobiologists say they've discovered where in outer space complex organic molecules - the building blocks of life - are most likely to form.

Asteroid may show how life came to Earth

For the first time, water and organic molecules have been detected on an asteroid. The discovery lends plausibility to the theory that both  life on earth and water arrived through asteroid strikes.

Organic molecules discovered in Orion Nebula

ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.