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Hark! Three habitable planets found in our neighborhood

Thought to have the potential for liquid water, the three planets are close to Gliese 667C, a star about 22 light-years from home.

By Jun. 25, 2013


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


Wanna tweet to aliens? Cold War dish to target deep space

Lone Signal is a crowdsourcing project to send signals to hypothetical aliens who live around a star that's 17 light-years away. What could go wrong?

By Jun. 13, 2013


Could newly discovered planet sustain life?

Gliese 581g is just the right distance from its host star to enjoy temperatures hospitable to water in liquid form--and thus be hospitable to life, researchers say.

By Sep. 29, 2010


Fly through space with 100,000 Stars

An experimental website for Google Chrome lets you move among the stars.

By Nov. 14, 2012


Scientists discover 'second Earth'?

Scientists at the Geneva Observatory of Switzerland spot a seemingly habitable planet that's circling a star 20 light-years away.

By Oct. 17, 2007


Buzz Out Loud 1323: Google getting even more instant (podcast)

The Goog keeps tweaking search. Latest update: Full previews in results pages. Also, instant banking (of a sort) coming to PayPal; URL shorteners may face shutdown; and Darren books his 180,000-year trip to Gliese 581g

By Oct. 6, 2010


Social networking with aliens. Beginning October 9

Bebo members can participate in an election to send 500 messages to a planet 20 light years away.

By Aug. 4, 2008