Kepler Has Found the First Earth-Sized Exoplanet in a Habitable Zone!

by Jason Major April 17, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter It’s truly a “eureka” moment for Kepler scientists: the first rocky Earth-sized world has been found in a star’s habitable “Goldilocks” zone, the narrow belt where liquid water could readily exist on a planet’s surface without freezing solid or boiling away. […]

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Inside the Drake Equation: A Chat with Frank Drake

by Nancy Atkinson February 3, 2014

This interview with Frank Drake — sometimes called the Father of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – was recorded in 2012 but not released until now to celebrate the beginning of the 30th year of the SETI Institute. As interviewer Andrew Fraknoi says, “I don’t think anyone had a conversation like this that was recorded […]

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Novel Strategy May Help Target Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life

by Shannon Hall October 15, 2013

Discovering life beyond Earth might just be the holy grail of science. And even though we have yet to find evidence for little green men or blobs of bacteria, astronomers continue to search for elusive signs of life. A novel strategy may help astronomers better target extraterrestrial intelligent life. Dr. Michael Gillon, of the University […]

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A Tale of a Lost Moon: Hubble Spies Neptune’s Moons and Its Rings

by David Dickinson October 8, 2013

“That’s no moon…” -B. Kenobi But in this case, it is… a lost moon of Neptune not seen since its discovery in the late 1980′s. A new announcement from the 45th Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society being held this week in Denver, Colorado revealed the recovery of a […]

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How to Pay for That Latte on the Moon? PayPal Has a Plan

by Nancy Atkinson June 27, 2013

In Star Trek lore, money doesn’t exist in the 24th century. But sometime in the 21st century, when we (hopefully) can go to a Bigelow orbiting space hotel or spend a weekend at a colony on the Moon, how are we going to pay for it? Global e-commerce company PayPal has a plan. They’ve teamed […]

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