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Super Earths

Scientists Crack Mystery Of 'Gaping Hole' In Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.24.2015 | Science

When astronomers began studying other solar systems in the Milky Way galaxy back in the 1990s, they noticed something peculiar: most of these systems ...

New Clue In Search For Alien Life Seen In 'Super-Earth' Simulation

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science

NASA's Kepler space telescope celebrated its 1,000th exoplanet discovery earlier this month, an impressive milestone in the search for life on other w...

Alien Planets More Like Earth Than We Thought? | 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 ...

Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery | 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...

Klingon Worlds

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.26.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

It seems that the frequency of planets able to support life is roughly one percent. In other words, a billion or more such worlds exist in our galaxy alone. That's a lot of acreage, and it takes industrial-strength credulity to believe it's all bleakly barren.

'Super-Earths' May Not Be So Earth-Like After All

| Posted 02.05.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Some "super-Earths" will never evolve to resemble our planet, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at seven of these worlds—d...