Topic: Debra Fischer
Computer gamers who cracked a decades-long AIDS mystery in three weeks embody a rising trend among researchers: enlisting the skills of everyday people to help with scientific discovery.
10/05/2011 12:27 pm
The Kepler space telescope is designed to look for planets like Earth that could have life. But no one expected it to find 54 planet-candidates at Goldilocks distances from their stars – not too warm or cold for life as we know it – in its first four months of operation.
02/02/2011 07:17 pm
04/22/2009 01:00 am
The US will launch the Kepler spacecraft Friday to look for other Earths.
03/05/2009 12:00 am
Two new discoveries suggest that sunlike solar systems like ours – with life-hosting planets – are more common than previously thought.
02/20/2008 12:00 am