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Astronomers discover 7 potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting nearby dwarf star
An international team of astronomers has discovered seven potentially habitable exoplanets -- or planets outside our solar system -- that could have liquid water on their surfaces, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature. "The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth
Potentially Habitable Planet Discovered
The planet has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Youngest Planet Observed
Kepler, NASA 's planet-hunting space telescope, has discovered what is believed to be the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected, shedding new light on the early stages of planet formation. The Neptune-sized newborn exoplanet, known formally as K2-33b, is estimated to be 5 to 10 million
Stephen Hawking and Billionaire Team Up on $100 Million Quest to Find Alien Life
Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner are teaming up in a $100 million hunt for alien life that will rely on a fleet of postage stamp-sized spacecraft to explore the universe. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will also join Milner and Hawking on the board of Breakthrough Starshot, a
NASA Racing to Fix Spacecraft That's Stuck in Emergency Mode
NASA discovered last week that the Kepler spacecraft, initially launched in 2009 to discover Earth-sized planets orbiting other stars, had kicked into emergency mode in deep space, prompting efforts on Earth to recalibrate the unmanned observatory.
NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Earth -Like Planet
The 6 billion-year-old planet, dubbed Kepler-452b, travels in an earth-like orbit around a sun-like star.
NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Earth's Bigger, Older Cousin
NASA says we're on our way to discovering Earth 2.0. The Kepler Space Telescope has located a planet and star closely resembling Earth and the Sun, NASA officials said. The newly discovered planet, which NASA has named Kepler-452b, is believed to be 6 billion years old -- making it about 1.5
Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet Hints at 'Super Earth' in Far Reaches of Solar System
There's more to the solar system beyond Pluto's orbit. Researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet nearly 7.5 billion miles away from the sun. Even more intriguing, the discovery suggests the possibility of a "Super Earth" -- objects several times the mass of the Earth -- orbiting the sun at
Earth-Like Planets May Be 'Next Door' in Milky Way
You may look out on a starry night and get a lonely feeling, but astronomers now say our Milky Way galaxy may be thick with planets much like Earth -- perhaps 4.5 billion of them, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Astronomers looked at data from NASA's Kepler space