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Jul 25, 2014 06:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have teamed up to precisely measure one exoplanet's vital statistics -- from 300 light-years away. Continue reading →
Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
Jun 30, 2014 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Jun 16, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Heat radiating from the young Earth could help solve the more than 50-year-old mystery of why the far side of the moon, which faces away from Earth, lacks the dark, vast expanses of volcanic rock that define the face of the Man in the Moon as seen from Earth, researchers say.
Jun 5, 2014 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A year after being sidelined by a positioning system failure, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is back at work on a new and expanded mission called K2.
Jun 4, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new instrument attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has been switched on and acquired its 'first light' images of alien star systems. Continue reading →
Jun 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Red dwarf stars -- the most common stars in the galaxy -- bathe planets in their habitable zones with potentially deadly stellar winds, a finding that could have significant impacts on the prevalence of life beyond Earth, new research shows.
Jun 2, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Meet 'mega-Earth,' a souped-up, all-solid planet that, according to theory, should not exist.
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