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Mar 20, 2015 12:40 PM ET
Earth is in what's called the habitable zone. It's far enough from the sun that it doesn't get fried, and close enough that it gets the best of its warmth. We like to think we're special for this, but it turns out we might be pretty run of the mill.
Mar 18, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A study based on 151 multi-planetary systems found by NASA's Kepler space telescope shows that most have a planet -- or two or three.
Jan 27, 2015 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found an ancient, more compact version of our solar system, which could have implications for the search of extraterrestrial life.
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 7, 2015 01:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After pointing the Allen Telescope Array at a newly-found exoplanet discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope, SETI reports there is no transmitting alien civilization. But the search continues...
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.
Dec 11, 2014 05:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
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