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Feb 24, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Miriam Kramer,
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,
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 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 →
Nov 14, 2013 02:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In our quest to discover strange new life on strange new worlds, a group of astronomers have determined that if we are to detect extraterrestrial biology, we should fine-tune our search to the color purple. Continue reading →
Oct 16, 2013 06:24 PM ET // Ray Villard
How might we detect the presence of an alien transmitter snooping on us in our solar system? Continue reading →
Sep 20, 2013 06:57 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The alien diatoms are back! This time they're infesting our stratosphere, messing with our high-altitude balloons... possibly. Continue reading →
May 8, 2013 01:20 PM ET // Ray Villard
Humanity has taken many pot-shots at the moon, but what would extraterrestrials gain by destroying our planet's only natural satellite? Continue reading →
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