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Are We Alone?

George Smoot III | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
George Smoot III

We are in the midst of one of the most interesting and challenging science research programs that humans have ever pursued. It is good to keep this in mind when the everyday crises of human affairs seem so overwhelming.

A Drop in the Bucket: The Search for Extrasolar Water

Anuradha K. Herath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anuradha K. Herath

The search for water on other planetary bodies has taken a giant leap forward in recent months.

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...