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Sep 3, 2015 08:10 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
The bright glint of alien oceans may be visible from afar, allowing astronomers to flag potentially habitable exoplanets.
Aug 27, 2015 12:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy.
Aug 25, 2015 01:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
Aug 14, 2015 08:17 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
The newly discovered planet called 51 Eridani B is about twice the mass of Jupiter, and orbits a star about 97 light-years from Earth.
Aug 6, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists are meeting this week to discuss landing sites for NASA’s next Mars rover, that will look for past life and stash rocky samples for Earth-return. These are some of the landing sites under consideration.
Jul 30, 2015 09:00 PM ET // AFP
Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.
Jul 29, 2015 03:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have detected an aurora erupting beyond the solar system, giving us a profound glimpse at the magnetism surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.'
Jul 23, 2015 09:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Thursday was a red letter day for exoplanet astronomers -- it was the day that marked the announcement of the discovery of Kepler-452b, an alien world that possesses more Earth-like traits than any exoplanet discovered before it.
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