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01

May

Alien-looking skeleton poses medical mystery
The 6-inch-long skeleton has several anomalies, including its alien-like skull, teensy body and the fact that it has just 10 ribs rather than 12.

Alien-looking skeleton poses medical mystery

The 6-inch-long skeleton has several anomalies, including its alien-like skull, teensy body and the fact that it has just 10 ribs rather than 12.

16

Mar

10 places on Earth that resemble alien planets

10

Jan

Most earth-like planet possibly foundWith a radius that is just 1.5 times that of Earth, the potential planet is what a so-called ‘super-Earth,’ meaning it is just slightly larger than the Earth. The candidate planet orbits a star similar to the sun at a distance that falls within the ‘habitable zone’ — the region where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. Scientists say the planet, if confirmed, could be a prime candidate to host alien life.

Most earth-like planet possibly found
With a radius that is just 1.5 times that of Earth, the potential planet is what a so-called ‘super-Earth,’ meaning it is just slightly larger than the Earth. The candidate planet orbits a star similar to the sun at a distance that falls within the ‘habitable zone’ — the region where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. Scientists say the planet, if confirmed, could be a prime candidate to host alien life.

01

Feb

NASA spacecraft detects ‘alien’ matter from beyond our solar systemThe ‘interstellar material’ is the leftovers of older stars that have ended their lives in a supernova.

NASA spacecraft detects ‘alien’ matter from beyond our solar system
The ‘interstellar material’ is the leftovers of older stars that have ended their lives in a supernova.

28

Dec

The top seven space stories of 2010
From the discovery of a possibly habitable alien planet, to a spacecraft’s groundbreaking visit to a comet and the finding of microbes on Earth that may eat arsenic, it’s been a big year for astronomy discoveries.

The top seven space stories of 2010

From the discovery of a possibly habitable alien planet, to a spacecraft’s groundbreaking visit to a comet and the finding of microbes on Earth that may eat arsenic, it’s been a big year for astronomy discoveries.

11

Dec

Alien planet discovered, but it should not exist

The newfound world is at least seven times the mass of Jupiter.