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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.
Barnes and his colleagues are calling for more research to determine how common "chaotic Earths" are, and to distinguish
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
Since it was launched in 2009, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope has identified more than 1,000 exoplanets and
The Amazing Story Behind The Story Of NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Mission
But Kepler might never have gotten off the ground without the perseverance of William Borucki, the mission's principal investigator
Alien Planet Pollution May Aid Search For Extraterrestrial Life
By LiveScience, LiveScience
It's also possible that this type of search could uncover civilizations that long ago died. Some pollutants on Earth can
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
Astronomers have spotted a hotter and puffier version of Earth circling a distant star. Kipping announced the discovery of
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Alien Clouds Blanket Nearby 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet, Hubble Data Show (VIDEO)
In 2010, scientists reported finding no imprint of GJ 1214b's atmosphere in the spectrum of light from its host star (see
Water Detected In Five Exoplanets' Atmospheres By Hubble Space Telescope
By Space.com, Space.com
9 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life Celestial Photos: Hubble Space Telescope's Latest Cosmic Views Alien Planet Quiz
Life On Earth Could End Within 1.75 Billion Years, Scientists Say (VIDEO)
Of course, continued burning of fossil fuels and other causes of climate change could extinguish life a lot sooner than that
Alien Moons Around Distant Planets Too Small For Life, Research Suggests
By Space.com, Space.com
Still, exomoons could still be shielded if the giant planets they orbit differ in composition from those in our solar system
New Exoplanet GJ 504b Is Lowest-Mass Alien World Detected Around Sun-Like Star, Scientists Say
A newly seen alien planet sets a new record as the lowest-mass world ever detected around a sun-like star using direct imaging
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
The featured speakers at NASA's Comparative Climatology Symposium, titled "New Approaches to Climate Research," were John
Kepler Problem: Planet-Hunting Space Telescope Ailing, NASA Says
Discoveries will keep rolling in The telescope has also outlasted its prime mission life of 3.5 years; it's currently working
Milky Way's Planets Include At Least 17 Billion About Earth's Size, NASA's Kepler Telescope Shows
Crunching the numbers "These kind of rocky objects are everywhere," team member Francois Fressin, of the Harvard-Smithsonian
Alien Planets 2012: Year's Most Exciting Exoplanet Discoveries
HD 40307g is the most distant of the six planets in its system, taking approximately 200 days to orbit its star. Its distance
Tau Ceti: Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Nearby Star, Study Suggests
"Tau Ceti is one of our nearest cosmic neighbors and so bright that we may be able to study the atmospheres of these planets
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
The Top 5 Potentially Habitable Alien Planets Images: Closest-Ever Alien Planet, the Earth-Size Alpha Centauri Bb Alien Planet
KOI-500: Kepler Telescope Detects Most Crowded Solar System Ever Seen
The researchers used Kepler to analyze the planetary system around the star KOI-500, a star about the mass of the sun but
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