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“Extraterrestrial Life”

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 28, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. Continue reading →
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 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 →
Dec 16, 2013 04:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In light of last week's announcement of Hubble's detection of huge plumes of water vapor over Europa's south pole, this could be the motivation the world needs to send a life-hunting mission to Jupiter's mysterious icy moon. Continue reading →
Dec 11, 2013 03:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could terrestrial life be the proverbial "space invaders" of science fiction? Continue reading →
Dec 5, 2013 06:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Lawmakers of the House Science Committee discussed the search for extraterrestrial life with three experts for 2 hours -- an event that exposed the good and bad of political attitudes toward science. Continue reading →
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