96989 Results for

earth-like planets

Article

Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May. 20, 2014

Article

Newly spotted wet asteroids point to far-flung Earth-like planets

In a distant solar system, water-soaked chunks of rock that contain two of the key elements of a habitable planet have been spotted for the first time.

By Oct. 11, 2013

Review

Brian Cox's Wonders of Life

Brian Cox's Wonders of Life is worth the money, but you'll need to follow the app's intended narrative to fully enjoy the experience.

Feb. 27, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating Feb. 27, 2014

Pricing not available

Article

NASA's Kepler may have spied its last Earth-like planet

The space agency is giving up on restoring its planet-hunting spacecraft to full operational capability, but that doesn't mean the mission is over just yet.

By Aug. 15, 2013

Article

First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

By Apr. 17, 2014

Article

Tour the distant planets most likely (so far) to support life

Seven of a multitude of exoplanets whose existence have been confirmed in recent years stand out as the most likely to host liquid water and, perhaps, life. Take an intergalactic tour in search of E.T. with Crave's Eric Mack.

By May. 9, 2014

Article

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' final scene was directed over Skype

The Serkis-starring summer simian spectacular saw several scenes supervised via Skype, director Matt Reeves has said. Plus CNET reveals whether "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is worth checking out.

By Jul. 11, 2014

Article

Scientists spot another planet straight out of 'Star Wars'

Researchers believe they've found the first rocky, Earth-like exoplanet to orbit a distant binary star system. That's good news for the search for habitable worlds, not to mention real-life analogs to the "Star Wars" universe.

By Jul. 6, 2014

Article

Real-life 'Planet of the Apes' thrives on Monkey Island

A fascinating new documentary takes you to the home of medically messed-with chimps.

By Jul. 3, 2014

Article

This dwarf planet may contain more freshwater than Earth

Using the Herschel Telescope, the European Space Agency has detected water vapor on Ceres, the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt. And it just may have a whole lot of it.

By Jan. 22, 2014