Exoplanets

12.04.17
Life may be easier to find on planets outside the ‘habitable zone’
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Life may be easier to find on planets outside the ‘habitable zone’

A new study says that icy worlds with subsurface oceans might be our best bet.

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10.20.17
NASA study will help identify potentially habitable planets
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NASA study will help identify potentially habitable planets

Stars must emit just enough near-infrared light to prevent the loss of oceans.

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08.21.17
Kickstarter commemorates Voyager with projects celebrating humanity
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Kickstarter commemorates Voyager with projects celebrating humanity

‘Projects of Earth’ campaigns are launching at the same time the Voyager probes did.

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08.10.17
A nearby Sun-like star hosts four Earth-sized planets
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A nearby Sun-like star hosts four Earth-sized planets

Any life there would get pelted by asteroids and comets, though.

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05.27.17
The search for a habitable second Earth
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The search for a habitable second Earth

We’ve never had a better chance of finding extraterrestrial life -- if it exists.

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02.22.17
'EVE Online' is crowdsourcing the search for real exoplanets
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'EVE Online' is crowdsourcing the search for real exoplanets

Seek out new life and new civilizations through a mini-game called "Project Discovery."

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07.21.16
Hubble study finds two potentially habitable exoplanets
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Hubble study finds two potentially habitable exoplanets

A pair of nearby planets offer rocky surfaces and dense atmospheres.

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04.08.16
NASA's resurrected telescope seeks wandering planets
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NASA's resurrected telescope seeks wandering planets

Kepler will use "gravitational lensing" to spot Milky Way exoplanets.

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