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May 16, 2016 04:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Another study of the dust surrounding infamous Tabby's Star appears to favor the exocomet hypothesis for its very strange transit signal.
Apr 27, 2016 04:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Learn more about the strange new class of planets that wander alone in the galaxy.
Apr 11, 2016 06:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Just as NASA’s Kepler space telescope was to begin a unique survey of planets without parent stars, ground control teams discovered the observatory had put itself into emergency mode due to an unknown technical problem.
Apr 11, 2016 02:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Communications with the Kepler space telescope have been resumed and hopes are high that the embattled mission will soon get back to the business of finding alien worlds.
Apr 8, 2016 12:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
After an unprecedented survey to look for Earth-like planets beyond the solar system, NASA’s Kepler space telescope this week begins a search for free-flying planets to learn just how common orphan worlds may be.
Apr 1, 2016 12:40 PM ET // AFP
In the face of an alien invasion threat, we may be able to hide our entire planet through an intriguing use of lasers.
Dec 29, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This year has been filled with weird space stories, here are some of our favorites.
Dec 28, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jesse Emspak, Space.com
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
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