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Artist conception of Kepler-186f, which  orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.  (Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.

04/17/2014

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawking: ‘I Truly Hope Humans Will Be Living On Mars’ By The End Of The Century

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking believes humans will colonize the moon in 50 years and hopes people will be living on Mars by the end of the century.

CBS Tampa–03/17/2014

NASA image of the asteroid Eros taken from a 2000 space probe. (Getty Images)

NASA Offers Cash Rewards For Amateur Asteroid Hunters

Burgeoning astronomers can can help NASA track near Earth objects.

03/13/2014

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we may be less than two decades away from finding an Earth-like planet. (Getty Images)

Astronomer: We’re 10-15 Years Away From Finding Earth 2.0

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we’re very close to finding an Earth-like planet orbiting another star.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

A manned mission to Mars would require global cooperation. (Getty Images)

Scientists: Manned Mars Mission Possible By 2030s

Conference of scientists envisions manned missions to Mars two decades from now.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that's close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Scientists Find First Earth-Size Planet With Rocky Core

Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that’s close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first.

CBS Tampa–10/30/2013

Two weeks in space can cause long-term damage to an astronaut's eyes. (Getty Images)

Study: Time In Space Is A Risk To Astronauts’ Eyes

New research shows that long-term damage to an astronauts eyes may happen in as little as two weeks.

CBS Tampa–10/26/2013

Asteroid 2103 TV135 is unlikely to hit Earth when it returns in 2032. But astronomers will keep a close eye on it just in case. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Large Asteroid Just Missed Earth In Sept., Coming Back In 2032

Scientists say a large asteroid came near to Earth in September and will return in 2032.

10/19/2013

Astronomers say this asteroid could hit Earth on March 16th, 2880. (JPL/NASA)

Asteroid Could Be On Collision Course With Earth…In 2880

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – If some astronomers are right, humans might go the way of the dinosaurs in 866 years. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory say an asteroid over half-a-mile wide could be […]

CBS Tampa–10/12/2013

The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013

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