Search for Life Archive
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.
18 April 2013, 01:32 PM ET
A planetary system 1200 light years from Earth may contain two worlds entirely covered by global oceans. Kepler 62e and 62f are in the habitable zone of a roughly Sun-like star. Each planet is slightly larger than Earth.
18 April 2013, 06:23 AM ET
NASA will announce new results from the Kepler space telescope in a news conference Thursday (April 18).
15 April 2013, 10:51 AM ET
Curiosity has been busy since landing on the Red Planet last August.
15 April 2013, 09:09 AM ET
The company behind the contest fights back against some disapproving words from the IAU
14 April 2013, 12:40 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
14 April 2013, 11:40 AM ET
From dazzling solar flares to tears in space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
12 April 2013, 05:19 PM ET
The International Astronomical Union is the only body authorized to name alien worlds, despite recent public contests.
12 April 2013, 12:00 PM ET
This is part three in an eight part series exploring exoplanet science today.
09 April 2013, 06:00 AM ET
This is part two in an eight part series exploring exoplanet science today.
07 April 2013, 01:00 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
06 April 2013, 01:57 PM ET
From dazzling northern lights to Star Trek in London, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
05 April 2013, 04:48 PM ET
Hydrogen peroxide could be an energy source for life, if it exists in Europa's underground ocean.
03 April 2013, 02:06 PM ET
A panel of scientists discuss the issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars in part one of an eight-part series.
01 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity may have found traces of salty perchlorates in Rocknest, a potential hint of life's building blocks.
01 April 2013, 12:00 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
31 March 2013, 09:26 AM ET
From dazzling northern lights to Star Trek in London, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
31 March 2013, 01:04 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
27 March 2013, 03:14 PM ET
A memo recounting a strange story about three 'flying saucers' in New Mexico has been viewed nearly a million times in the past two years.
26 March 2013, 01:47 PM ET
Curiosity had been recovering from a memory issue since late February.
26 March 2013, 12:53 PM ET
Is our galaxy filled with life? Or is Earth a beautiful, lonely aberration? Astronomers are rapidly discovering planets orbiting other stars. Will any be worth exploring up close? Could humans – or whatever we become – live there someday?
24 March 2013, 10:31 AM ET
From dazzling northern lights to recovered Apollo rocket engines and Jupiter's hot spots , don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
24 March 2013, 10:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
20 March 2013, 06:21 AM ET
The space-funding company Uwingu wants a more exciting name for Alpha Centauri Bb.
19 March 2013, 07:11 PM ET
Curiosity has still not resumed science operations, however.
19 March 2013, 09:30 AM ET
All rocky exoplanets likely host oceans of liquid water shortly after they form, one prominent researcher says.
18 March 2013, 01:42 PM ET
The 3-mile-high Mount Sharp is Curiosity's ultimate destination.
18 March 2013, 09:34 AM ET
Gone are the days of dreaming of little green men on the Red Planet.
18 March 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Curiosity has accomplished its main mission goals, but the rover won't rest on its laurels.