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Alien Worlds: How Common Are Habitable Planets?
2013-11-05 02:51:36

New statistical analysis of data obtained by NASA’s now-retired Kepler spacecraft has revealed that one out of every five sun-like stars have at least one Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone.

Uwingu Website Invites Public To Help Name Distant Planets
2013-02-27 19:18:19

Uwingu is a new site that allows the public to enter names for planets around other stars directly into a database intended to be used by astronomers for the selection of names for these far away planets.

Dyson Sphere Research Gets Grants
2012-10-06 09:25:35

A pair of University of California, Berkeley scientists have been awarded grants to aid in their study of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations and alternate universes.

2010-11-02 08:07:14

NASA won’t have to look too far to find Earth-size planets.

2005-06-13 15:09:11

The world's preeminent planet hunters have discovered the most Earth-like extrasolar planet yet: a possibly rocky world about 7.5 times as massive as the Earth.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.