Search for Life Archive
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
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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.
17 March 2013, 04:21 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
17 March 2013, 03:26 PM ET
From a lightning fast comet to St. Patrick's day in space, don't miss these amazing pictures.
15 March 2013, 03:20 PM ET
NASA Scientist Joel Hurowitz explains that favorable conditions for life on ancient Mars (found by Curiosity rock sample analysis) at the Gale Crater are in direct contrast with data from the Opportunity Rover about the Meridian Planum region.
15 March 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Curiosity is not yet ready to start the trek to Mount Sharp.