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“Extrasolar Planets”

Nov 17, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Ripple patterns in the dust around young stars may show off where giant planets are lurking.
Nov 16, 2015 12:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
Nov 6, 2015 03:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
Oct 28, 2015 03:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
With more than 1,000 confirmed planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope alone, deciding which ones are 'habitable' is an overwhelming prospect -- but there could soon be a way.
Oct 20, 2015 04:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
According to observations by Hubble and Kepler, the universe has only just begun to produce habitable worlds -- what does this mean for the evolution of intelligent life?
Oct 14, 2015 02:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected something weird orbiting a nearby star -- is it evidence of an alien civilization? Or is it just a clump of comets?
Aug 30, 2015 03:04 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A mathematical way to describe chaotic systems uses a simple numerical scale to show if things might fly out of control.
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.
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