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Apr 16, 2015 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A ghostly apparition has long been known to follow Saturn moon Enceladus in its orbit around the gas giant. But until now, scientists have had a hard time tracking its source.
Apr 16, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The iconic Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this month, and getting the ball rolling on a life-hunting successor instrument would be a fitting birthday present, one prominent researcher argues.
Apr 8, 2015 09:10 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.
Mar 30, 2015 11:55 AM ET // Kasandra Brabaw, Space.com contributor
The search for alien life doesn't end within the boundaries of our solar system. Scientists are now search for moons orbiting alien planets that might play host to extraterrestrial life.
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.
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