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Q&A: How to Rate the Habitability of Other Planets
What's the most habitable planet?
PopSci Q&A: How Digging Through Discarded Data Uncovered A Real Tattooine
One man’s noise is another man’s long-sought signal
Kepler Analysis Projects One-Third of Sun-Like Stars Have an Earth-Like Planet Orbiting
One of the fun things about astronomy is that we can only know so much through empirical observation, yet we...
SETI Turns Radio Telescopes Toward Kepler Candidate Planets, Listening for Signs of Life
Listening to places where conditions are right for life
Video: NASA Planet Hunters Announce Smallest Exoplanet Ever Found, Just 560 Light Years Away
More exoplanet discoveries are pending, as Kepler team approaches deadline to publish data
Confirmed Exoplanets Could Reach 500 by the End of This Month
If it seems like a new extrasolar planet is discovered every week these days, that’s because there is. In fact,...
Kepler Data Suggests Hundreds of Exoplanets, But NASA Holds Back Details
Researchers have confirmed six new planets beyond our solar system, the prelude to an avalanche of exoplanet discoveries soon to...
Astronomers Capture First Images of an Exoplanet Orbiting Its Star
For the first time, astronomers have been able to follow the path of an exoplanet as it orbits its star,...
Virginia Professor: We Have a ‘Moral Obligation’ to Spread Life Throughout the Universe
The world is ending. Not right now, mind you, but we can rest assured that it will end. Whether from...
MIT Satellite Could Trounce Kepler Telescope, Finding Thousands of Exoplanets in Just Two Years
The Kepler Space Telescope made headlines last week when it was announced that the planet-hunting instrument has already found its...