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Sep 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Exoplanet hunters have just made it easier to identify alien Venuses, in the hopes that doing so will lead to the discovery of more alien Earths.
Sep 3, 2014 11:45 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
If Professor Hubert Farnsworth's 'Smell-O-Scope' actually existed, astrobiologists would have pointed it at dozens of alien planets by now.
Aug 13, 2014 05:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
No matter how advances a hypothetical extraterrestrial civilization becomes, they will still generate a heat signature that we may be able to detect. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2014 06:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Seeking out alien biosignatures in exoplanetary atmospheres will be a key priority for the next generation of space telescopes. Continue reading →
Aug 4, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
'We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.' -- Matthew McConaughey Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The role that Earth's oceans have on our planet's habitability is undeniable, but now scientists think that exoplanetary oceans are essential for alien life to evolve. Continue reading →
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 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.
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