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Earthlike Planets

Nearby 'Super-Earth' May Be Able To Support Life

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things. An international t...

WATCH: Can THIS Help Us Find Other Worlds?

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science

Editor's Note: In this weekly series, SPACE.com explores how technology drives space exploration and discovery. A flower-shaped spacecraft may help...

Does 'Hot Jupiter' Finding Mean A Better Way To Search For Alien Life?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

The Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets, including many that are similar to our own. But how many of these alien worlds have water, and do a...

WATCH: Astronomers Know Way More About Alien Worlds Than You May Think

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.20.2014 | Science

How much have we really learned about alien planets? Twenty years ago, we knew nothing about any other worlds outside of our solar system. Now, we...

Alien Planets More Like Earth Than We Thought?

Space.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON — The alien worlds known as "super-Earths" may be more like our own planet than previously thought, a new study suggests. Super-Earths ...

WATCH: Space Telescope Reveals Big Secret About Little Exoplanet

natureheader | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

One of the best-studied nearby extrasolar planets — a body just a little larger than Earth — is swaddled in alien clouds, researchers have found. ...

40 Billion Ways to Dance

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Go ahead, try it. Step outside tonight and glance skyward, pick any star and then visualize its own rocky, Earthy little ball orbiting around it, with some form of life potentially dancing a tango on top.

WATCH: New Study Yields Huge Surprise About Habitable Planets

Space.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.05.2013 | Science

Habitable alien planets similar to Earth may not be that rare in the universe, a new study suggests. About one in five sunlike stars observed by NA...

When Did Intelligent Life Emerge in the Universe?

Mario Livio | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The question become particularly intriguing when we realize that astronomers now estimate that the Milky Way galaxy alone may harbor as many as 4.5 billion Earth-sized planets in the "habitable zones" around their host stars.

Milky Way Is Home To HUGE Number Of Earth-Size Planets, Space Agency Says

Posted 01.07.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/07/2013 01:43 PM EST on SPACE.com This story was updated at 1:55 p.m. EST. The Milky Way hosts at least 17 bill...