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NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have teamed up to precisely measure one exoplanet's vital statistics -- from 300 light-years away. Continue reading →
Telltale pollution could reveal ET, study shows
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.
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