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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.
Mar 1, 2016 08:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
To receive a message from an intelligent alien civilization, we have to be looking in the right place at the right time; how can we maximize our chances?
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 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
Dec 1, 2015 04:21 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
The Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is 'working really well' despite changing its techniques due to mechanical problems.
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