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Habitable Planets

NASA Makes Big Prediction About Finding Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science

It's highly unlikely we're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the ne...

This 'Goldilocks' Planet May Not Even Exist

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says a planet outside our solar system thought to be in the so-called Goldilocks zone is not even a real planet, but a...

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...

Lee Speigel

There Are 'Tens Of Billions' Of Habitable Planets In Our Galaxy, Astronomer Seth Shostak Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News

The question of whether humans are alone in the universe may have an answer sooner rather than later. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence ...

Ancient Planet May Be Able To Support Alien Life, And It's In Our Backyard

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw a...

WATCH: Student's Trippy Video Gives You Tour Of Alien Worlds

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

How would you like to journey through space for a quick tour of all those alien worlds astronomers have discovered? No spaceship, you say? No worr...

Scientists Make Big Discovery On Tiny Moon

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 04.03.2014 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus. Italian and American ...

LOOK: Will Your Grandkids Be Living On One Of These Planets?

Posted 04.02.2014 | Science

Colonize Mars? Meh. While some space enthusiasts are vying for a chance to create a human colony on the Red Planet, others say exoplanets like "Kepler...

HOW MANY Stars In Our Galaxy Host Alien Worlds!?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science

The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study suggests....

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 ...

'Goldilocks Zone' Study Yields Surprising Result

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

Earth's place in the solar system is just right. It's not too hot, like Venus, and it's not too cold, like Mars, and this "Goldilocks zone" of habit...

EXPLAINED: How Alien Hunters Look For Life On Dying Planets

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

If life does exist anywhere else in the universe, it may only be fleeting. Now scientists are researching how signs of life might look on dying plane...

Redemption

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Since there are about 150 billion other galaxies in the visible cosmos, this multiplies out to 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets within the visible universe capable of supporting biological life of some form.

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...

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 ...

Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced today (June 25). An inte...

Is Alien Life More Likely On Real-Life 'Tatooines?'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

Luke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker's fictional home of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movie series might have more potential for habi...

Search For Alien Life Needs Broader Focus, Astronomer Says

Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/02/2013 02:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists searching for signs of life beyond our solar system should keep an open m...

DISCOVERED: Most Earth-Like Alien Planet Yet

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/18/2013 02:55 PM EDT on SPACE.com NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered three exoplanets that may be capable of...

Sci-Fi Star Systems Could Host E.T.

Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd, Astrobiology Magazine Published: 03/11/2013 10:55 AM EDT on SPACE.com Planets orbiting binary star systems have to deal with...

DISCOVERED: Scores Of New Alien Planet 'Candidates'

Posted 01.14.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 01/12/2013 09:17 AM EST on SPACE.com A team of amateurs has discovered evidence for 42 alien planets, including a ...

Newfound Alien Planet May Be Good Candidate For Hosting Life

Posted 01.10.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/09/2013 04:36 PM EST on SPACE.com LONG BEACH, Calif. — A possible alien planet discovered by NASA's Kepler spa...

Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Star

Posted 02.17.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 12/19/2012 12:06 AM EST on SPACE.com A sun-like star in our solar system's backyard may host five planets, including one ...

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...