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Itty-Bitty Alien Solar System Discovered

Posted 10.16.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/15/2012 03:31 PM EDT on The most crowded alien planetary system found yet possesses five worlds all or...

Extraterrestrial Habitats: Yet More Good News

Seth Shostak | Posted 08.14.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

Despite any inclination to believe yourself among the brightest bulbs around, new research indicates that even when the universe was considerably younger, there were heavy elements enough to spawn planets that could... spawn life.

NASA Discovery Nearly Doubles Number of Alien Worlds

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

Call it payday for planet hunters. The Kepler space telescope mission has detected 26 previously unknown planets orbiting their suns in 11 new planeta...

The Fabric of My Cosmos

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science
Carolyn Bucior

When I read last month that NASA's Kepler space telescope was allowing scientists to spy on a potentially habitable planet 600 light years away and co...

Backyard Astronomer Discovers New Planet

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

There are billions of planets in our galaxy, and a hot, Neptune-sized planet orbiting an ordinary star called SPH10066540 might not seem unusual, but ...

Timothy Stenovec

PHOTOS: NASA Makes 'Milestone' Discovery | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

Scientists are one Earth-sized step closer to discovering a planet outside our solar system that could be suitable for life. In a study published o...

Last Chance to Be Special?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Seth Shostak

Scientists connected with NASA's Kepler space telescope have announced the discovery of a planet orbiting a Sun-like star that may resemble our own world. Its name is Kepler-22b.

Just Another Planet

Wes Nisker | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Wes Nisker

One of my daily spiritual practices is to check on the condition of the universe. After all, that's where I live. At least for now.

NASA Makes 'Star Wars'-Like Discovery

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

NASA reported on Thursday the discovery of Kepler 16b, a planet with two suns that evokes images of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, from the "...

A Bucketful of Worlds

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

It's raining planets. Members of the science team for NASA's Kepler telescope announced the tentative discovery of more than 1,200 worlds orbiting distant stars. Of these, approximately four dozen are candidates for being Earth's doppelgangers.

Life at the SETI Institute: Laurance Doyle, A Man of Many Firsts

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

Dr. Laurance Doyle is a true renaissance man who thrives on discovery. His passion is to immerse himself into scientific mysteries and go "where no man has gone before."