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Mar 9, 2015 03:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Does it exist or not? Astronomers are claiming that the potentially habitable exoplanet is just noisy data, while others say it's too early to discount the existence of Gliese 581d.
Feb 18, 2015 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a star that carried out a stellar hit-and-run 70,000 years ago... and our solar system was the victim.
Jan 29, 2015 02:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research suggests that the frozen cores of 'mini-Neptunes' could be transformed into habitable worlds with a little help from their red dwarf hosts.
Dec 15, 2014 04:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.
Jun 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Red dwarf stars -- the most common stars in the galaxy -- bathe planets in their habitable zones with potentially deadly stellar winds, a finding that could have significant impacts on the prevalence of life beyond Earth, new research shows.
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 03:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has imaged the nearest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri, but it's still just a point of light shining in the night. Continue reading →
Jan 11, 2012 05:39 PM ET // Jason Major
Astronomers have announced the smallest planets yet discovered outside of our solar system, closely orbiting a dim red dwarf star 130 light-years away.