Ultra-bright space dust hampers search for habitable alien worlds

November 4, 2014 2:04 PM

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Exozodiacal light discovery raises questions; may slow scientists down

Because planets that could maybe, possibly, potentially contain life are infinitely more interesting than things like asteroids or comets, astronomers spend a significant amount of time searching for them. Now, they’ve run into a problem: The creatively-named Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLT...

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