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“Alien Life & Exoplanets”

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.
Oct 5, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Although scientists have long considered oxygen a sign that life exists on an alien planet, new research suggests the element could be produced without it.
Oct 2, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Our solar system has some prime locations (besides Earth) for alien life.
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