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This artist's rendering provided by NASA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. (AP Photo/NASA Ames, SETI Institute, JPL-Caltech, T. Pyle)

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 […]

04/17/2014

This handout artist conception provided by NASA depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA announces mother lode of new planets: 715

WASHINGTON (AP) — Our galaxy is looking far more crowded. NASA has confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside our solar system. Scientists using the planet-hunting Kepler telescope have nearly doubled the number […]

02/26/2014

Milky Way drawing

Study: Billions of Earth-size planets in Milky Way

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.

01/07/2013

Astronauts may play role in Mars robotic missions

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers. The new idea surfaced as a special team looking for a new Mars robotic exploration plan released a […]

09/25/2012

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