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Nearby Planet Ross 128b Likely Has A Temperate Climate, May Be Fit To Accommodate Life...
When Ross 128b was first discovered last fall, the Earth-sized exoplanet was hailed as a primary candidate in the search for alien life. Located a mere 11 light-years away from our home planet, Ross 128b practically lies on our cosmic doorstep and is, in
By ceres on 2018-07-13 03:33 UTC
Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time...
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Search considered successful "dress rehearsal" for exoplanet hunter TESS.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-24 20:24 UTC
Researchers discover a system with three Earth-sized planets...
Astronomers have discovered two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with the same size of the Earth.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-10 23:21 UTC
The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life...
Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that could have potentially life-hosting moons. The new analysis could change the way scientists search for life in the cosmos, study team members said.
By ceres on 2018-06-04 15:26 UTC
A New Study Confirms Exoplanet WASP-127b Contains Multiple Metals And May Even Harbor Water...
A team of researchers from the Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias (IAC) in Spain and the University of Cambridge have published a new study showing that Exoplanet WASP-127b is likely to hold multiple metals in its atmosphere as judged by its 'fingerp
By ceres on 2018-06-04 15:25 UTC
TESS snaps image of the stars as it swings by the moon en route to its final orbit...
TESS, NASA's next-generation planet hunter, snapped a picture of the stars as it swung within 5,000 miles of the moon on Thursday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-18 20:32 UTC
One of the Trappist-1 Planets Has an Iron Core...
In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Aside from the fact that all seven planets were rocky, there was the added bonus of three of them orbiting within TRA
By ceres on 2018-05-04 16:53 UTC
NASA's Next Exoplanet Hunter Will Seek Worlds Close to Home...
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is designed to spot planets orbiting nearby bright stars
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-06 17:26 UTC
Astronomers discover a 'super-Earth' exoplanet orbiting a low-mass star...
Using microlensing method, an international team of astronomers has detected a new "super-Earth" alien world circling a low-mass star about five times less massive than our sun. The finding is detailed in a paper published March 28 on the arXiv pr
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-04 15:08 UTC
NASA resuming search for alien life, to launch probe for exoplanets on Apr 16...
TESS will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-29 18:59 UTC
Newly Discovered Earth-Sized Planet K2-229b Could Reveal How Mercury Was Created...
The planet is likely the densest Earth-sized planet ever found.
By ceres on 2018-03-28 17:46 UTC
Exoplanet Search Turns Up 15 New Alien Worlds, and One May Have Water...
Researchers have discovered 15 new planets around cool stars known as red dwarfs, and one of those planets might be able to host liquid water on its surface.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-20 16:12 UTC
The Alien Planets of TRAPPIST-1 May Be Too Wet for Life...
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The seven rocky planets circling the nearby star TRAPPIST-1 have lots of water, a new study suggests — perhaps too much to make them good bets for life.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-19 19:26 UTC
16 exoplanets found huddled around 12 lightweight stars...
One of the 'super-Earth' finds might even have liquid water A team of astronomers have spotted 16 exoplanets, including a 'super-Earth' that might hold liquid water, hovering around 12 low mass stars hundreds of light years away from the S
By ceres on 2018-03-13 16:54 UTC
Scientists Believe 'Super-Earth' Found Among 15 Exoplanets Might Hold Liquid Water...
New research has confirmed the presence of 15 exoplanets orbiting smaller, cooler red dwarf stars. These include three so-called "super-Earths," one of which is believed to have a key ingredient for life liquid water. In two studies recently publi
By ceres on 2018-03-13 16:53 UTC
New exoplanet found 200 light years from Earth could have liquid water...
The exoplanet is about 1.6 times the size of Earth and is in its star's Goldilocks zone so this makes it habitable and just the right size to harbor life.
By ceres on 2018-03-13 16:52 UTC
This Solar System Has Been Hiding Three "Super-Earths" in It...
What a surprise.
By ceres on 2018-03-08 17:03 UTC
A stellar system with three super-Earths...
Over 3500 extra-solar planets have been confirmed to date. Most of them were discovered using the transit method, and astronomers can combine the transit light curves with velocity wobble observations to determine the planet's mass and radius, and the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-02 18:54 UTC
Scientists Have Discovered a New Planet Close to Earth. Here's Why It's So Exciting...
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An Earth-like world around a nearby star. What's not to like?
By ceres on 2017-11-15 20:21 UTC
In Earth's Backyard: Newfound Alien Planet May Be Good Bet for Life...
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A newfound exoplanet may be one of the best bets to host alien life ever discovered and it's right in Earth's backyard, cosmically speaking.
By ceres on 2017-11-15 20:20 UTC

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