Friday, May 31, 2013

How failed stars could lead us to alien life: Nasa set to target brown dwarfs in hunt for extraterrestrials

Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope could be used to find Mars-size alien planets capable of supporting life, it has been claimed.

Researchers at MIT say the telescope could look for small, rocky exoplanets orbiting strange 'failed stars' known as brown dwarfs.

Researchers believe the hunt could uncover planets capable of supporting life.