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May 4, 2016 07:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As it's 'Star Wars Day' NASA picked out a few worlds in a galaxy not-so-far away with a decidedly sci-fi vibe. Here are some of our favorites.
May 4, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
It's 'Star Wars Day' (May the Fourth), and we're wondering whether the planets depicted in 'The Force Awakens' were actually that far from reality.
Apr 29, 2016 11:53 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Unless a typical civilization lasts much longer than ours, it's likely that others have gone extinct.
Apr 27, 2016 04:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Learn more about the strange new class of planets that wander alone in the galaxy.
Apr 14, 2016 09:19 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Hawking said it's not likely that scientists will find intelligent alien life in the next 20 years. But he had one caveat.
Apr 13, 2016 12:11 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Only one star system discovered so far has a population of both super-Earths and hot-Jupiters -- what's up with that?
Apr 12, 2016 04:47 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Long before the first confirmed planetary finds in the 1990s, an observer in 1917 caught evidence of planetary debris around a new star, new research into an astronomical glass plate reveals.
Apr 11, 2016 06:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Just as NASA’s Kepler space telescope was to begin a unique survey of planets without parent stars, ground control teams discovered the observatory had put itself into emergency mode due to an unknown technical problem.
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