Extrasolar Planets

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars Floating Free in the Milky Way

A international team of astronomers, using observatories all over the world (and one in space), discovered 70 new rogue planets…

5 months ago

Would Mars be More Habitable if it Orbited a Red Dwarf?

A NASA-supported study by an international multi-disciplinary team has shown what Mars would be like if it orbited a red…

5 months ago

Maybe There’s No Way to Tell if Habitable Planets Orbit Proxima Centauri… Yet!

In a new study, a team of astronomers come to the conclusion that Proxima b will ever be detected making…

6 months ago

Astronomers Measure the Atmosphere on a Planet Hundreds of Light-Years Away

In a recent study, an international team of astronomers directly measured the atmospheric composition of a hot Jupiter hundreds of…

7 months ago

Rocky Planets Might Need to be the Right age to Support Life

In a new study, a team of Earth scientists shows how scientists could look for signs of a carbon-silicate cycle…

7 months ago

A Technique to Find Oceans on Other Worlds

A new study shows how next-generation observatories could directly observe oceans on exoplanets, which could narrow the search for extraterrestrial…

8 months ago

Astronomers Look at Super-Earths That had Their Atmospheres Stripped Away by Their Stars

A new study examines two rocky exoplanets (TOI-1634b and TOI-1685b) that appear to have been stripped of their atmospheres.

8 months ago

Astronomers Detect Clouds on an Exoplanet, and Even Measure Their Altitude

An international research team shows how combining data from multiple observatories allowed them to detect clouds in the atmosphere of…

8 months ago

Ocean Worlds With Hydrogen-Rich Atmospheres Could be the Perfect Spots for Life

A new study has identified another class of exoplanet that could drastically increase the odds of finding life beyond the…

9 months ago

We’ll Have to Wait About 3,000 Years for a Reply From Intelligent Civilizations

According to a new study by Harvard Professor Loeb and Amir Siraj, it would around 3000 years to hear a…

10 months ago