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Apr 18, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could a sunset on Kepler-186f look like this? Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have announced the groundbreaking discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star within its habitable zone. Although this is exciting, calling this world "Earth-like" is a little premature. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
Apr 10, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
For the first time, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet -- though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found.
Mar 25, 2014 02:16 PM ET // Jason Major
NASA's new sunshade will shield the glare from distant suns, providing a better view of their planets. Continue reading →
Mar 20, 2014 04:29 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists are close to announcing the first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around its parent star. Continue reading →
Mar 4, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An international team of astronomers have estimated that every red dwarf in our galaxy hosts at least one exoplanet and that one quarter host super-Earths orbiting within their habitable zones. Continue reading →
Feb 28, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. Continue reading →
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