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“Alien Life & Exoplanets”

Apr 1, 2016 06:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An exoplanet has been discovered in a very strange star system more bizarre than most science fiction storylines.
Apr 1, 2016 12:40 PM ET // AFP
In the face of an alien invasion threat, we may be able to hide our entire planet through an intriguing use of lasers.
Jan 6, 2016 10:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
If habitable planets can form in globular clusters and survive for billions of years, life would have time to become complex.
Dec 30, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the dust-free gaps surrounding young stars are caused by massive exoplanets.
Nov 27, 2015 05:57 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A low-cost mission could soon be launched to directly observe the exoplanetary system in orbit around Alpha Centauri, one of the solar system's nearest stellar neighbors.
Nov 16, 2015 12:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
Nov 11, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
Nov 2, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Recent observations of the gaps in protoplanetary disks surrounding nearby young stars may not be 'proof' of the formation of exoplanets.
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