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Kepler Planets

Are These Rocky Worlds Where We'll Find Alien Life?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Science

In recent years, thousands of planets have been discovered outside our solar system, and now scientists have pinpointed 20 of these exoplanets that th...

ETs Could Reach Out To Us With Interstellar Laser Designs

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Science

For decades, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked and listened for evidence of another civilization in our galactic neighborhood. T...

Kepler Telescope Discovers A New Earth-Like Planet

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

Update: 12:18 p.m. -- NASA's Kepler mission team revealed during a teleconference (above) that an alien planet similar to Earth, named Kepler-452b, ha...

Scientists Discover Super-Rare Alien Planet

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.15.2015 | Science

Two groups of astronomers working independently in Germany have discovered a massive new exoplanet that's quite strange--for a few reasons. The new...

Scientists Discover Record-Setting Alien World

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science

A newfound alien planet is one for the record books. The alien planet Kepler-421b — which crosses the face of, or transits, its host star from Eart...

Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Finds 'Biggest Haul Ever'

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 02.27.2014 | Science

A huge new haul of planets has joined the tally of alien worlds discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope, scientists announced today. All of the ne...

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'...

E.T. Hunters See Promise In Weird 'Eyeball Earths'

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, Astrobiology Magazine Published: 04/30/2013 07:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com Alien worlds resembling giant eyeballs might exist arou...