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Jul 21, 2015 08:36 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A new $100 million initiative invites the world's top minds to scour the universe for signals from distant planets. Continue reading →
Jul 20, 2015 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Monday, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking announced the launch of a new $100 million effort to track down an alien civilization within the next decade.
May 12, 2015 10:15 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A wide-ranging search of faraway galaxies has turned up no obvious signs of advanced alien civilizations.
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 12, 2015 05:23 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Hints that Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, has a subsurface ocean date back more than 40 years, but it took the Hubble Space Telescope and some clever scientific detective work by to come up with the proof.
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.
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