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  • Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

    For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and…
  • SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test

    SpaceX's audacious plan to return a rocket to Earth after a space launch today (April 18) may not have gone perfectly, but the company's founder still considers it a success — one that could help lay the foundation for fully reusable rockets in the future.   SpaceX tried to guide the first stage of…
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  • Next Up for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope: Finding Earth's True Twin?

    NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has just spotted Earth's cousin. On Thursday (April 17), astronomers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet ever found in its host star's "habitable zone" — that just-right range of distances that could allow liquid…
  • [video] Earth-Size Planet Where Water May Exist Found

    Astronomers have discovered a world nearly the size of Earth orbiting a far star where water might exist as a life-giving liquid. Robert Lee Hotz reports on the News Hub. Photo: NASA.

  • 'Earth Cousin' Discovery a Milestone in Search for Alien Life

    Astronomers announced today (April 17) that they have found the first "Earth cousin" — a rocky world roughtly the size of Earth called Kepler-186f that may be capable of supporting life as we know it. The discovery further bolsters the emerging view that Earth is not such a unique place, and that…
  • Mars Puts on Dazzling Show for Amateur Astronomers (Photos)

    A cosmic alignment between Earth and Mars is giving stargazers eye-popping views of the Red Planet.
  • Scientists find Earth-sized world in orbit friendly to life

    The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star's outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from its parent star as Earth gets from the sun, meaning that high noon on this world would be…

  • This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

    Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it's unlike anything they've found. It's the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like…

    The Atlantic
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  • NASA finds Earth-sized planet that could support life

    NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency announced that Kepler-186f is the first confirmed ...

  • Earth-Size Planet Where Water Could Exist Discovered

    For the first time, astronomers have discovered a world nearly the size of Earth orbiting a far star where water might exist as a life-giving liquid, the scientists announced.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • NASA Announces An Earth-Size Planet That May Have Liquid Water

    NASA and Kepler telescope researchers have just...

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  • First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

    The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA's Kepler telescope,…

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    Associated Press
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  • NASA's Kepler program discovers the most Earth-like planet yet

    The search for planets that closely resemble Earth has yielded perhaps the closest match yet — according to a new report from NASA, the newly-discovered Kepler 186f planet (seen above in an artist's concept) is nearly identical to our planet in some key ways. The planet is one of the closest in…

    The Verge