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Apr 27, 2016 04:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Learn more about the strange new class of planets that wander alone in the galaxy.
Apr 19, 2016 02:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Computer analysis of the wobble of a nearby star may have turned up evidence for a small, Earth-sized world -- but don't get too excited about it being habitable.
Apr 18, 2016 01:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Was the 1977 'Wow!' signal communications from an alien civilization? Or was it interference from a passing comet? In 2017, we may finally have an answer.
Apr 15, 2016 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Laboratory test on ice compression has revealed that Jupiter's icy moon's crust could generate a surprising amount of heat, opening a new window into understanding the moon's potentially life-giving ocean.
Apr 14, 2016 09:19 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Hawking said it's not likely that scientists will find intelligent alien life in the next 20 years. But he had one caveat.
Apr 13, 2016 12:11 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Only one star system discovered so far has a population of both super-Earths and hot-Jupiters -- what's up with that?
Apr 12, 2016 04:47 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Long before the first confirmed planetary finds in the 1990s, an observer in 1917 caught evidence of planetary debris around a new star, new research into an astronomical glass plate reveals.
Apr 11, 2016 02:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Communications with the Kepler space telescope have been resumed and hopes are high that the embattled mission will soon get back to the business of finding alien worlds.
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