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Mar 25, 2015 01:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have devised an instrument that could lift the veil of doubt over whether we're alone in the universe.
Mar 16, 2015 03:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There is an exclusive group of celestial bodies that are known to possess rings in our solar system -- now a second asteroid-comet hybrid has been found to sport one.
Mar 12, 2015 01:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is showing definite signs of hydrothermal activity -- similar activity that is found along deep sea vents on Earth where water is heated and minerals are formed.
Mar 9, 2015 03:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Does it exist or not? Astronomers are claiming that the potentially habitable exoplanet is just noisy data, while others say it's too early to discount the existence of Gliese 581d.
Mar 9, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The hunt for signs of life on planets beyond our solar system should cast as wide a net as possible, some researchers stress.
Mar 5, 2015 07:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By mapping the distribution of water and 'semi-heavy water' over the Martian surface, scientists have revealed that the red planet had an ancient ocean covering nearly 20 percent of its landmass.
Mar 5, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's Dawn mission is about to arrive in orbit around Ceres and the hunt for the dwarf planet's past (and possibly present) habitable potential is on.
Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For only the second time, an exoplanet living with an expansive family of four stars has been revealed.
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