Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fascinating new documentary takes you to the home of medically messed-with chimps.
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.