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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.
Mar 2, 2015 03:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Chemical engineers have created a theoretical model of a type of alien cell that might be able to support life on Titan.
Feb 24, 2015 12:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new study has taken a look at the gas giant from a whole different perspective -- as an alien, living far beyond the solar system, would see it.
Feb 20, 2015 02:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
By watching how an exoplanet orbiting the star Beta Pictoris interacts with circumstellar dust, astronomers are beginning to understand how to look for the dusty fingerprints of hidden alien worlds. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2015 08:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a sneak peek of a possible future mission to Saturn's moon Titan, NASA has showcased their vision of a robotic submersible that could explore the moon's vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane.
Feb 2, 2015 10:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA applauds its boosted budget request, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are excited to see a robotic mission to Europa take a big step towards being launched in the mid-2020s.
Jan 29, 2015 02:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research suggests that the frozen cores of 'mini-Neptunes' could be transformed into habitable worlds with a little help from their red dwarf hosts.
Jan 27, 2015 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found an ancient, more compact version of our solar system, which could have implications for the search of extraterrestrial life.
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