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Jan 21, 2016 01:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
We're having a hard time finding extraterrestrial life. Does this mean we're the only ones? Or does it mean that all the aliens are dead?
Jan 20, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Are there Earth-like planets in a neighboring star system?
Jan 6, 2016 10:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
If habitable planets can form in globular clusters and survive for billions of years, life would have time to become complex.
Dec 30, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the dust-free gaps surrounding young stars are caused by massive exoplanets.
Dec 28, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jesse Emspak, Space.com
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
Dec 16, 2015 01:29 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A little statistics knowledge suggests we may be way underestimating a typical alien's stature.
Dec 15, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Say if Mars had intelligent beings able to talk to us at the same time as we talked to them -- how would that have changed our history?
Dec 15, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
After Cassini's 'deep-dive' into Enceladus' watery plumes, evidence mounts for life-friendly environments inside the Saturn moon's ocean.
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