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Scientists Discover Bizarre World With Three Suns, 300-Year Seasons
Eat your heart out, Tatooine!
'Infant' Alien Planet Discovery Shakes Up Ideas About How Worlds Form
Astronomers say 'K2-33b' is just 5 million to 10 million years old.
How Could We Build an Invisibility Cloak to Hide Earth From an Alien Civilization?
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Views from experts in academia, providing fact-based analysis ...
What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of "Star Trek" than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.
Some Planets That
Life-Friendly Might Not Be. Here's What That Means For The Search For E.T.
"When our planet was frozen over during an episode known as 'snowball Earth,' the effect on the biota seems to have been
Intelligent Machines -- On Earth and Beyond
Which of the two potential achievements -- the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligent life or the development of human-matching thinking machines -- will constitute a bigger "revolution"?
Super-Ancient Solar System Sparks New Thinking About Search For Alien Life
Check out the podcast below for an interview with William Borucki, and learn more about the amazing story behind NASA's planet
The Amazing Story Behind The Story Of NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Mission
NASA's Kepler probe has changed all that. So far the space-based telescope has confirmed the existence of 978 extrasolar
Alien Planet Pollution May Aid Search For Extraterrestrial Life
By LiveScience, LiveScience
"We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their
Kepler 186f: Is It Inhabited?
Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
A team of astronomers, after carefully combing data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, has finally nailed a world that might be similar to our own. But is it inhabited? Finding the answer is not easy.
Newfound Exoplanet Is Like A Hotter, Puffier Version Of Earth
By Space.com, Space.com
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Water Detected In Five Exoplanets' Atmospheres By Hubble Space Telescope
By Space.com, Space.com
"These studies, combined with other Hubble observations, are showing us that there are a surprisingly large number of systems
Life On Earth Could End Within 1.75 Billion Years, Scientists Say (VIDEO)
"Mars would be a great place to watch the Sun go through its death throes," Rushby told Wired. What will happen by then to
Alien Moons Around Distant Planets Too Small For Life, Research Suggests
By Space.com, Space.com
However, as large as exomoons could get — some might reach at least twice the mass of Mars — models of their formation suggest
New Exoplanet GJ 504b Is Lowest-Mass Alien World Detected Around Sun-Like Star, Scientists Say
The pink planet is around four times more massive than Jupiter and orbits the star GJ 504 as part of the young 160-million
Alien Planet Hunt To Get Help From Proxima Centauri Star Alignment
Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.24 light-years from Earth, will pass in front of background stars in both October 2014
Alien Planets May Shed Light On Climate Change On Earth, Scientists Say
This story was provided by Astrobiology Magazine, a web-based publication sponsored by the NASA astrobiology program. David
Kepler Problem: Planet-Hunting Space Telescope Ailing, NASA Says
The team has begun thinking about what a new scanning mode might be able to accomplish. Researchers are also trying to figure
Milky Way's Planets Include At Least 17 Billion About Earth's Size, NASA's Kepler Telescope Shows
The study has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal. Kepler generally requires three planetary transits
Alien Planets 2012: Year's Most Exciting Exoplanet Discoveries
Kepler-35b weighs in at about an eighth of Jupiter's mass. It takes 131 days to travel around its parent pair, which are
Tau Ceti: Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Star, Study Suggests
Tuomi and his team re-analyzed 6,000 observations of Tau Ceti made by three different spectrographs, instruments that allow
Why We May Never Get to Alpha Centauri
Athena Andreadis, PhD
Scientist by Day, Writer by Night
This month astronomers announced that Alpha Centauri B may have an Earth-sized planet in tight orbit. Space enthusiasts were ecstatic, becauseAlpha Centauri is the closest star system to ours. Many expressed the hope that the discovery might spur a space exploration renaissance.
CHEOPS: Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite To Be Launched By ESA In 2017
By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/19/2012 03:54 PM EDT on SPACE.com The European Space Agency will launch a new satellite
KOI-500: Kepler Telescope Detects Most Crowded Solar System Ever Seen
The Top 5 Potentially Habitable Alien Planets 6 Most Likely Places for Alien Life in the Solar System A Galaxy Full of Alien
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