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Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
Jul 21, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The role that Earth's oceans have on our planet's habitability is undeniable, but now scientists think that exoplanetary oceans are essential for alien life to evolve. Continue reading →
Jul 18, 2014 12:44 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Europa hides an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust; NASA wants to seek out its life-giving potential. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Project aims to drop penetrating darts into planet surface.
Jul 15, 2014 12:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system.
Jul 6, 2014 06:27 PM ET // Kelly Dickerson, LiveScience
The ocean could be as salty as the Dead Sea of Israel and Jordan, which has implications for whether life could survive there.
Jun 30, 2014 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Jun 5, 2014 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A year after being sidelined by a positioning system failure, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is back at work on a new and expanded mission called K2.
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