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Apr 22, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Astronomers have detected an exoplanet's visible-light spectrum directly for the first time ever, a milestone that could help bring many other alien worlds into clearer focus down the road.
Apr 16, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The iconic Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this month, and getting the ball rolling on a life-hunting successor instrument would be a fitting birthday present, one prominent researcher argues.
Mar 25, 2015 01:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have devised an instrument that could lift the veil of doubt over whether we're alone in the universe.
Mar 9, 2015 03:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Does it exist or not? Astronomers are claiming that the potentially habitable exoplanet is just noisy data, while others say it's too early to discount the existence of Gliese 581d.
Mar 9, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The hunt for signs of life on planets beyond our solar system should cast as wide a net as possible, some researchers stress.
Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For only the second time, an exoplanet living with an expansive family of four stars has been revealed.
Feb 24, 2015 12:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new study has taken a look at the gas giant from a whole different perspective -- as an alien, living far beyond the solar system, would see it.
Jan 27, 2015 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found an ancient, more compact version of our solar system, which could have implications for the search of extraterrestrial life.
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