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May 4, 2014 02:20 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd,
Moons in close binary solar systems have a better chance of hosting life than those in single-star systems, new research has shown.
Apr 10, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Mike Wall,
For the first time, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet -- though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found.
Dec 23, 2013 01:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, an exomoon orbiting a free-floating exoplanet may have been discovered in a microlensing survey.
Oct 15, 2013 01:57 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The first detection of a massive exoplanet orbiting within a galactic bulge star's habitable zone has been discovered, leading to the hypothesis that there may be life-giving exomoons in tow. Continue reading →
Sep 17, 2013 09:20 AM ET // Ray Villard
Massive exoplanets inside stellar habitable zones would likely be unsuitable for life as we know it -- but what about the exomoons that are likely in tow? Continue reading →