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A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
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 →
Europa hides an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust; NASA wants to seek out its life-giving potential. Continue reading →
Project aims to drop penetrating darts into planet surface.
Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system.
The ocean could be as salty as the Dead Sea of Israel and Jordan, which has implications for whether life could survive there.
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 →
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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