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A new study estimates that there may be twice the number of habitable planets than previously thought - thanks to new calculations that include the effect of clouds on alien worlds.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 14:37
A highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares, is being studied, which may hold clues to the likelihood of life on other planets as well as to the behaviour of our Sun.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:45
The number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought and some of those planets are likely lurking around nearby stars, a new analysis by a Penn State researcher as concluded.
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In the hunt for Earth-like planets, it is helpful to seek clues and patterns that can aid scientist narrow down the types of systems.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 14:40
Scientists say tides may dry out what would otherwise be habitable planets around small stars, making them hostile to life.
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