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Jan 13, 2015 10:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Today, for the first time ever, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially opened its worldwide public contest to name a selection of well-known exoplanets.
Jan 7, 2015 02:50 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered its 1,000th alien planet, further cementing the prolific exoplanet-hunting mission's status as a space-science legend.
Jan 5, 2015 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After carefully measuring the masses of small, rocky exoplanets, astronomers have come to the conclusion that our solar system may not be unique.
Dec 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected its first new extrasolar planet after mission engineers were able to save the mission from a premature death after two of the exoplanet hunter's four stabilizing reaction wheels failed last year.
Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
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.
Jun 2, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Meet 'mega-Earth,' a souped-up, all-solid planet that, according to theory, should not exist.
May 28, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Could ET be chatting with colleagues or robots on sister planets in its solar system? Maybe so, say scientists who last year launched a new type of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, project to eavesdrop on aliens.
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