planets

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014

A lawsuit suggests this rock is actually a form of Martian life. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.)

Lawsuit Claims NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Lawsuits suggests NASA is covering up evidence of life on Mars.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2014

The artist's concept depicts Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. (credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech)

NASA Discovers 2 Distant Planets Ideal For Life

NASA’s planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. They are just the right size and in just the right place near their star.

04/18/2013

File photo of another galaxy. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

Astronomy Union: Planet, Star Naming Services Are Scams

According to the International Astronomical Union, however, services that off people the chance to purchase naming rights to various planets are nothing more than scams.

04/15/2013

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