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NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015


Could a 'super-Earth' be even more habitable than our own planet?

There's reason to believe that other planets might be better for supporting life as we know it, and they might not even be that far off, cosmically speaking.

By May 20, 2015


NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth'

Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.

By December 19, 2014


Kepler discovers three super-Earth planets (pictures)

The planets in the habitable zone orbiting a star may be suitable for liquid water and supporting life.

7 Images By April 18, 2013


Super-Earth practically next door could be habitable

You may think this planet is overpopulated or you may just be sick of the partisan politics. In either case, HD 40307g is an attractive getaway.

By November 8, 2012


Ancient star with Earth-sized planets dates to 'dawn of the galaxy'

NASA's Kepler mission helps locate a solar system stocked with Earth-sized planets that dates back 11.2 billion years.

By January 28, 2015


Two newly discovered planets look promising for extraterrestrial life

Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.

By January 7, 2015


NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus

Venus exploration has been deemed off-limits due to its inhospitable climate -- but NASA believes Cloud City may be the answer.

By December 21, 2014


Tiny planet extends the borders of our Solar System

A dwarf planet out beyond Pluto has been found orbiting our sun — and there may be another planet 10 times the size of Earth.

By March 26, 2014


The hunt for a real (and bigger) Death Star is on

While the Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is offline, astronomers continue parsing its data and scanning the sky not just for evidence of habitable planets, but for advanced civilizations.

By June 9, 2013