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May 4, 2016 07:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As it's 'Star Wars Day' NASA picked out a few worlds in a galaxy not-so-far away with a decidedly sci-fi vibe. Here are some of our favorites.
Apr 29, 2016 04:30 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Lasers are being touted as the next big thing in interstellar travel -- will it become a reality?
Apr 27, 2016 11:57 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
By studying reflected light from a young star system, astronomers have precisely measured the size of the innermost gap between the star and where planets will eventually form.
Apr 21, 2016 03:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
To celebrate its 26th year in space -- yes, twenty-six years! -- Hubble has gotten into the birthday spirit and captured a stunning portrait of the aptly-named 'Bubble Nebula.'
Apr 19, 2016 02:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Computer analysis of the wobble of a nearby star may have turned up evidence for a small, Earth-sized world -- but don't get too excited about it being habitable.
Apr 14, 2016 09:19 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Hawking said it's not likely that scientists will find intelligent alien life in the next 20 years. But he had one caveat.
Apr 14, 2016 08:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hawking has backed it. There's a $100 million investment. But can we really send nanoprobes to another star? Not yet, say experts, but it's an exciting start.
Apr 12, 2016 04:47 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Long before the first confirmed planetary finds in the 1990s, an observer in 1917 caught evidence of planetary debris around a new star, new research into an astronomical glass plate reveals.
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