Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
With more than 1,000 confirmed planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope alone, deciding which ones are 'habitable' is an overwhelming prospect -- but there could soon be a way.
Exploding in the news of late is the Kepler telescope's spotting of something strange and, so far, unexplained orbiting a nearby star. DNews separates fact from speculation.
According to observations by Hubble and Kepler, the universe has only just begun to produce habitable worlds -- what does this mean for the evolution of intelligent life?
The fascinating speculation surrounding a recent Kepler observation of a star 1,500 light-years away has reignited questions of alien life in our universe and what it means for future studies.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected something weird orbiting a nearby star -- is it evidence of an alien civilization? Or is it just a clump of comets?
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
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