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Extraterrestrial Planets

Is Alien Life More Likely On Real-Life 'Tatooines?'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

Luke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker's fictional home of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movie series might have more potential for habi...

Prolific Planet-Hunting Space Probe Now Ailing

Posted 05.02.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/01/2013 10:01 AM EDT on SPACE.com Health issues are jeopardizing the planet-hunting work of NASA's prolific Kepler spa...

Earth's 'Twin' Could Be Discovered Next Year, Astronomer Predicts

Posted 12.29.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 12/27/2012 12:08 PM EST on SPACE.com The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic...

Most Exciting Alien Planet Discoveries Of 2012

Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 12/21/2012 09:59 AM EST on SPACE.com From massive bodies that fell just short of becoming stars to the tiniest sol...