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Dried up aliens

Alien planets might experience tidal forces powerful enough to remove all their water, leaving behind hot, dry worlds like Venus, researchers said.   These findings might significantly affect searches for habitable exoplanets, scientists explained. Although…


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New superearth, new superchances

A potentially habitable alien planet — one that scientists say is the best candidate yet to harbor water, and possibly even life, on its surface — has been found around a nearby star. The planet…


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IBEX vacuum cleaning

A particle-gobbling probe has snared some alien travelers: tiny particles from interstellar space that, after being born from the ashes of an exploding star, breached a protective bubble blown by the sun and sailed into…


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Crowdsourcing for ET

The most profound question asked by mankind is: are we alone? So the second most profound question must be: where should we look if we’re not alone? Now, two prominent scientists have published a paper…


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A hot spa

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has gathered surprising new details about a supersized and superheated version of Earth called 55 Cancri e. According to Spitzer data, the exoplanet is less dense than previously thought, a finding…


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Alien life, a glimpse

What does alien life look like, provided we find it? Many think of exotic creatures based on equally exotic pedigree. Even more people think of bipeds, big heads, big eyes, human-like with a twist. Go…


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Fat chance

Are we alone? Yes, no, maybe. It all depends on how you calculate, it seems: Scientists engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) work under the assumption that there is, in fact, intelligent life…