Search For Life

Exoplanet Finds Keep Rolling in from Kepler Spacecraft Despite Glitch
Kepler's Search for Potentially Habitable Exoplanets
July 27th, 2015
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope continues to zero in on the first "alien Earth" despite being hobbled by a glitch more than two years ago. The mission's huge dataset should keep researchers busy for decades, team members say.
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NASA Unveiling New Exoplanet Discovery from Kepler Telescope Today
An artist's illustration of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which has found over 4,000 exoplanet candidates since its launch in March, 2009.
July 23rd, 2015
In a new teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) Thursday (July 23), NASA will unveil a potentially exciting discovery regarding the search for alien planets by the Kepler Space Telescope.
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Is Life Possible Around Binary Stars? (Podcast)
Solar System Kepler-47
July 17th, 2015
Life in a binary system might not be as magic as it seems in the movies.
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WATCH LIVE @ 8 pm ET Saturday: Slooh Webcast on 'Earth Cousin' Exoplanet Kepler-452b
Earth's 'Cousin' Exoplanet, Kepler-452b
July 24th, 2015
The Slooh Community Observatory will host a webcast Saturday (July 25) at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT Sunday) to discuss the discovery of Kepler-452b, which NASA officials say is the most Earth-like exoplanet yet found.
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Stephen Hawking: Intelligent Aliens Could Destroy Humanity, But Let's Search Anyway
Hawking Supports Search for Intelligent Life, Despite Fears of Destruction
July 21st, 2015
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking helped launch a major new search for intelligent alien life, despite having strong fears that such creatures would destroy humanity.
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Ingredients for Earth-Like Planets Are Found All Around the Milky Way
Gas and Dust Creating Planets
July 10th, 2015
The building blocks to create another Earth are found at solar systems across our Milky Way Galaxy, a new study reveals.
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Water Escapes a Warm Planet — Will Earth Become Like Mars?
Sunlight on Earth's Oceans
July 2nd, 2015
We already knew about Venus. We had our suspicions about Mars. Now we’re sure.
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NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets
This artist's illustration depicts what the exoplanet Kepler-452b, an Earth-size world orbiting a star like Earth's sun, may appear. NASA's Kepler Space Telescope detected the planet, which appears to be a bigger, older cousin of Earth.
July 23rd, 2015
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has spotted more than 500 new potential alien planets, including an Earth-like planet amid a dozen that may be capable of supporting life.
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Stephen Hawking Helps Launch Massive Search for E.T.
The announcement of the Breakthrough Listen and Breakthrough Message initiatives was made today (July 20) in London. Making the announcement were (left to right) Internet investor Yuri Milner, physicist Stephen Hawking, cosmologist and astrophysicist Mart
July 20th, 2015
A new $100 million, 10-year search for intelligent life in the universe was announced today (July 20) by famed scientist Stephen Hawking and other prominent researchers.
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Ancient Exoplanets Raise Prospects of Intelligent Alien Life
Kepler-444 and orbiting planets
July 9th, 2015
Scientists have discovered a number of alien solar systems much older than our own. If any such ancient worlds host life, it would have had a long time to evolve.
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