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Goldilocks Zone

This 'Goldilocks' Planet May Not Even Exist

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says a planet outside our solar system thought to be in the so-called Goldilocks zone is not even a real planet, but a...

Scientists Discover Most Earth-Like Alien World Yet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in...

LOOK: Will Your Grandkids Be Living On One Of These Planets?

Posted 04.02.2014 | Science

Colonize Mars? Meh. While some space enthusiasts are vying for a chance to create a human colony on the Red Planet, others say exoplanets like "Kepler...

WATCH: Astronomers Know Way More About Alien Worlds Than You May Think

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.20.2014 | Science

How much have we really learned about alien planets? Twenty years ago, we knew nothing about any other worlds outside of our solar system. Now, we...

Alien Life May Have Arisen WAY Earlier Than We Thought

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

Earthlings may be extreme latecomers to a universe full of life, with alien microbes possibly teeming on exoplanets beginning just 15 million years a...

'Goldilocks Zone' Study Yields Surprising Result

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

Earth's place in the solar system is just right. It's not too hot, like Venus, and it's not too cold, like Mars, and this "Goldilocks zone" of habit...

When Did Intelligent Life Emerge in the Universe?

Mario Livio | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The question become particularly intriguing when we realize that astronomers now estimate that the Milky Way galaxy alone may harbor as many as 4.5 billion Earth-sized planets in the "habitable zones" around their host stars.

Were Space Scientists Wrong About 'Goldilocks' Zone?

Posted 01.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/29/2013 11:37 AM EST on SPACE.com One of the most important characteristics of an alien planet is whether or n...

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 ...