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Habitable Exoplanets

Kepler Finds Most Earth-Like Alien Planets Yet

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.13.2015 | Science

NASA's Kepler space telescope has found eight alien planets in the "Goldilocks zone"--that is, they orbit their stars at just the right distance to ha...

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 te...

LOOK: Year's Top Exoplanet Discoveries Include Some Pretty Freaky Places

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

While astronomers didn't bag that elusive first "alien Earth" in 2013, they made plenty of exciting exoplanet discoveries during the past year. Here'...

How Many Alien Planets Could Support Life? Study Yields HUGE New Estimate

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds th...

Habitable Planet Catalog Aims To End Confusion

Posted 12.07.2012 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 12/06/2012 05:44 PM EST on SPACE.com A new catalog aims to list all the known planets in the galaxy that could p...

The First Habitable Planet Found?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

Scientists may be just steps from discovering the first habitable planet beyond our own. Gliese 581d, a planet orbiting the red-dwarf star Gliese, ...