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Apr 18, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could a sunset on Kepler-186f look like this? Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have announced the groundbreaking discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star within its habitable zone. Although this is exciting, calling this world "Earth-like" is a little premature. Continue reading →
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 26, 2014 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The number of known planets beyond the solar system took a giant leap thanks to a new technique that verifies candidate planets found by NASA’s Kepler space telescope in batches rather than one-by-one.
Feb 3, 2014 10:16 AM ET // Katia Moskvitch, SPACE.com
Early planets may have harbored microbial life just after the universe started, warmed by cosmic radiation, says a new theory.
Jan 7, 2014 10:30 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A sophisticated exoplanet-hunting instrument, attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world, has opened its infrared eye for the first time.
Jan 6, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a veritable menagerie of alien worlds orbiting other stars, but this most recent exoplanetary find is perhaps one of the strangest.
Nov 5, 2013 08:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In an interesting twist to the story of NASA's ace planet-hunting telescope Kepler, mission managers have announced their intention to bring the mission back online despite suffering a crippling blow in May. Continue reading →
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