Search for Life Archive
15 May 2013, 04:01 PM ET
More than 800 extrasolar planets have been discovered.
15 May 2013, 03:44 PM ET
The Kepler spacecraft has been a prolific exoplanet tool, but a mechanical failure has sealed its fate, NASA says.
15 May 2013, 04:30 AM ET
The Mars Orbiting Space Telescope could help assess the Red Planet's potential to host life, advocates say.
12 May 2013, 07:56 AM ET
From images of an unplanned spacewalk to smartphone pics of Earth from space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
12 May 2013, 12:34 AM ET
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10 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Mission scientists want to confirm the exciting results from the rover's first drilling operation.
09 May 2013, 12:25 PM ET
See images and photos of the strange new worlds around the star HR 8799 128 light-years from Earth.
09 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Congress wants an update on the search for planets like our own.
08 May 2013, 12:40 PM ET
A recent study explores how atmospheric pressure on Earth-like worlds could impact their ability to support liquid water.
06 May 2013, 03:40 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover should help clarify Mount Sharp's origins in the coming months.
05 May 2013, 09:03 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 May 2013, 12:14 AM ET
From a 'bullet' hitting the ISS to a monster storm on Saturn, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
02 May 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Many different types of exoplanets could potentially support life, MIT's Sara Seager says.
02 May 2013, 02:01 PM ET
NASA and the European Space Agency are doubling down in the search for alien planets.
02 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Super Earths are the most common planets in the solar system, but there are none around the sun.
02 May 2013, 12:33 PM ET
Tests of the mysterious skeleton, believed by some to be an alien, have so far revealed only human DNA.
01 May 2013, 09:00 AM ET
The effort aims to start giving popular names to the hundreds of planets known beyond our solar system.
01 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The prolific instrument may soon lose its ability to lock precisely onto target stars.
01 May 2013, 12:00 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
30 April 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Each mosaic was stitched together using at least 20 images taken by the rover itself.
29 April 2013, 06:45 AM ET
The half-frozen, half-oceanic worlds might be good places to look for alien life.
28 April 2013, 10:30 AM ET
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27 April 2013, 08:06 AM ET
From the glowing pink moon to a recycling galaxy, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
23 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Robots aren't yet capable of exploring the Red Planet's most promising environments.
22 April 2013, 06:11 PM ET
Mars One will do its best to avoid disturbing potential Red Planet life.
21 April 2013, 09:03 PM ET
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21 April 2013, 05:19 PM ET
From new superearths to a stunning view of the horsehead nebula, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
19 April 2013, 06:30 AM ET
It's time to get the ball rolling toward studying exoplanet atmospheres.
18 April 2013, 05:43 PM ET
If Kepler-62e and f are covered by global oceans, they may host a variety of aquatic lifeforms.
18 April 2013, 02:37 PM ET
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered three new possibly habitable super-Earth planets.
18 April 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Scientists have discovered three super-Earths circling two different stars more than 1,000 light-years away.
18 April 2013, 02:01 PM ET
All three may be capable of supporting life as we know it, scientists say.