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Scientists Discover Record-Setting Alien World | 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 Ea...

Newfound Planet Has Ridiculously Short 'Year'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

Imagine going to bed in one year, and waking up in another. That's reality on the newly discovered Kepler 78b, an Earth-sized, fiery planet that speed...

Huge Alien Planet Observed Orbiting Massive Star

Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 11/19/2012 08:09 AM EST on In a rare direct photo of a world beyond Earth, astronomers have spotted a plan...

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...

Scientists Discover Planet With Earth-Like Characteristics

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

NASA announced Monday the discovery of Kepler-22b, the first planet the Kepler spacecraft has discovered in the habitable zone, an area with a distanc...

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.

New Planet Discovered!

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announced on Wednesday the discovery of Kepler-21b, a new planet that's close to the size of earth and is o...

Luke Skywalker's World

Seth Shostak | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

The Kepler 16 star system is nearly 200 times closer than Tatooine is reputed to be. But there's this difference: this planet is for real.

Newly Discovered Planet Might Support Life

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — Astronomers believe they have found a second planet outside our solar system that seems to be in the right zone for ...

Forget Carat Size, This Planet Is One Giant Diamond

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green

The nursery song "twinkle twinkle, little star" might have a whole new meaning now that astronomers have found a planet they believe to be made almost...

Researchers Discover First Alien Planet From Another Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A team of researchers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet located on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy. It is the first of its kind to be discove...

Could 'Goldilocks' Planet Be Just Right For Life?

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP) WASHINGTON -- Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Go...

New Planet Discovered; First With Solid Ground

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Astronomers have finally found a place outside our solar system where there's a firm place to stand – if only it weren't so b...