Exoplanets

The Color of Habitable Worlds

“This is where we live. On a Blue Dot.” said Carl Sagan when the now famous Pale Blue Dot photo…

3 days ago

We use the Transit Method to Find other Planets. Which Extraterrestrial Civilizations Could use the Transit Method to Find Earth?

We have found more than 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. Life on distant worlds could find us in the same…

1 week ago

An Exoplanet So Hot There Are 7 Different Kinds of Gaseous Metals in its Atmosphere

The search for exoplanets has revealed types of planets that are nothing like the worlds in our own Solar System.…

2 weeks ago

The Search for Superhabitable Planets. Worlds Even More Habitable Than Earth

REMINDER: - Universe Today will be hosting an interview with Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, co-author of the research featured in this…

2 weeks ago

Time Flies. NASA Releases a Mosaic of TESS’ View of the Northern Sky After Two Years of Operation

NASA's TESS planet-finding spacecraft completed its primary mission about 3 months ago. TESS's (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) job was to…

3 weeks ago

Here’s a Clever Idea, Looking for the Shadows of Trees On Exoplanets to Detect Multicellular Life

That's the kind of headline that can leave us scratching our heads. How can you see tree shadows on other…

3 weeks ago

Astronomers think they’ve found an exoplanet in a galaxy 23 million light-years away

Using a variety of techniques astronomers have successfully identified thousands of exoplanets, which are planets orbiting stars outside of our…

4 weeks ago

Cheops Finds a World That’s Utterly Alien From Anything We Have in the Solar System

The ESA's CHEOPS (Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite) mission has announced its first discovery. It's called WASP-189 b, and it's a blistering…

4 weeks ago

There Could Be Carbon-Rich Exoplanets Made Of Diamonds

Scientists are getting better at understanding exoplanets. We now know that they're plentiful, and that they can even orbit dead…

1 month ago

Searching for Phosphorus in Other Stars

The Search for Life can be a lot messier than it sounds. The three words make a nice, tidy title,…

1 month ago