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Dec 11, 2014 05:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
Dec 9, 2014 11:23 AM ET
New research suggests we might want to widen our search for Earth-like exoplanets. Younger stars, it turns out, are hot enough to support exoplanetary life farther away from a star than we thought.
Dec 9, 2014 09:20 AM ET // Irene Klotz
To account for a lake that lasted for millions of years means the Martian atmosphere would have had to be far thicker and loaded with water.
Dec 3, 2014 03:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
Dec 1, 2014 09:21 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, Astrobiology Magazine
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life.
Nov 24, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Just as George Lucas re-released his classic Star Wars trilogy in digitally remastered versions for a new audience, NASA has re-released a remastered view of one of their own space classics. Continue reading →
Oct 7, 2014 03:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Life is all around us, on Earth. But what about elsewhere in the Universe? NASA has announced new funding for 7 institutions to tackle this question. Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
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