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Planets

Orionids Meteor Shower. (NASA )

Astronomers Estimate Milky Way Holds 17-Billion Earth-Sized Planets

Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.

01/07/2013

UFO

Mountain View’s SETI Resumes Search For Extraterrestrial Life

The search continues for extraterrestrial life. With an outpouring of donations from the public, Mountain View-based SETI Institute will resume its pursuit of intelligent life on other planets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/10/2011

Allen Telescope Array, ATA, UC Berkeley, SETI Institute

Mountain View’s SETI Institute Suspends Search For Alien Life

The SETI Institute in Mountain View has suffered a major financial setback and as a result, is shutting down its deep space listening program.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/26/2011

Kepler space telescope, NASA, planets

NASA Ames Telescope Spots Potentially Life-Friendly Planets

The search for extraterrestrials got some exciting news on Wednesday as scientists have identified hundreds of alien planets, many of which are orbiting in the habitable zone around other stars.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/02/2011

NASA Discovers Two New Planets

GENEVA (AP) _ Scientists say they’ve identified a sun-like star with as many as seven different planets _ including one that might be the smallest ever found outside the solar system.

08/26/2010