Next Generation Telescopes Take Us Closer to Finding Alien Life

Every day we find more exoplanets. With bigger and better telescopes on the horizon, we'll have far more observations of these planets than ever before — and NASA scientists are optimistic we'll discover alien life within decades. » 7/17/14 2:04am 7/17/14 2:04am

NASA to Expand its Search for Earth-like Planets

The search for Earth 2.0 just got more serious. NASA has teamed up with MIT scientists to expand the search for planets beyond our solar system. The mission's primary goal: identify terrestrial planets in the habitable zone of their parent stars – the region surrounding a star where it is possible for a planet to… » 4/09/13 9:10am 4/09/13 9:10am