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Apr 18, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could a sunset on Kepler-186f look like this? Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
Feb 26, 2014 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The number of known planets beyond the solar system took a giant leap thanks to a new technique that verifies candidate planets found by NASA’s Kepler space telescope in batches rather than one-by-one.
Feb 24, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
A planet-hunting project is snapping pictures of alien worlds and other objects orbiting nearby stars in an effort to give scientists a better understanding of these intriguing exoplanets.
Feb 22, 2014 06:20 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this awesome video released by Deep Astronomy, narrated by Tony Darnell and produced by Scott Lewis, Kepler's science is explained, giving us a fascinating insight to this historic exoplanet-hunting mission. Continue reading →
Feb 11, 2014 11:51 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The first detection of intelligent extraterrestrial life will likely come within the next quarter-century
Feb 3, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Earth may be a nice and cozy place for life as we know it to evolve, but is it really the best place for life to thrive? Probably not, say two researchers. Continue reading →
Jan 6, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a veritable menagerie of alien worlds orbiting other stars, but this most recent exoplanetary find is perhaps one of the strangest.
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