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Aug 27, 2015 12:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy.
Aug 25, 2015 01:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
Jul 30, 2015 09:00 PM ET // AFP
Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.
Jul 29, 2015 03:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have detected an aurora erupting beyond the solar system, giving us a profound glimpse at the magnetism surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.'
Jul 23, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found the closest match yet to a world that is similarly sized to Earth and circling a sun-like star at the right distance for liquid surface water, a condition believed to be necessary for life, scientists said Thursday.
Jul 23, 2015 09:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Thursday was a red letter day for exoplanet astronomers -- it was the day that marked the announcement of the discovery of Kepler-452b, an alien world that possesses more Earth-like traits than any exoplanet discovered before it.
Jul 15, 2015 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
Jun 25, 2015 05:47 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A planet about the size of Neptune but situated 33 times closer to its parent star than Earth orbits the sun is losing its atmosphere, forming a fat, comet-like tail in the process.
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