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How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces?

A new study shows how the presence of a cloud layer could make it harder for the James Webb Space…

6 days ago

Here’s What the Climate Might Look Like on Proxima Centauri B

NASA scientists have run simulations that show what the climate on Proxima b might be like, with encouraging results!

2 months ago

The Perfect Stars to Search for Life On Their Planets

We tend to think of our Earthly circumstances as normal. A watery, temperate world orbiting a stable yellow star. A…

3 months ago

TESS Finds its First Earth-Sized World in the Habitable Zone of a Star

NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has found its first Earth-sized planet located in the habitable zone of its host…

3 months ago

Without a Magnetosphere, Planets Orbiting Flare Stars Don’t Stand a Chance

Earthlings are fortunate. Our planet has a robust magnetic shield. Without out magnetosphere, the Sun's radiation would've probably ended life…

3 months ago

Planet Sizes Matter for Habitability Too.

In order to be considered habitable, a planet needs to have liquid water. Cells, the smallest unit of life, need…

6 months ago

Venus Could Have Supported Life for Billions of Years

A new study by a team of NASA scientists indicates that Venus could have been habitable for billions of years…

6 months ago

NASA Promised More Smaller, Earth-size Exoplanets. TESS is Delivering.

When NASA launched TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) in 2018, it had a specific goal. While its predecessor, the Kepler…

8 months ago

Blankets of Silica Aerogel Could Make Parts of Mars Habitable

The idea of somehow terra-forming Mars to make it more habitable is a visionary, sci-fi dream. But though global terra-forming…

9 months ago

Saltwater Similar to the Earth’s Oceans has been Seen on Europa. Another Good Reason Why We Really Need to Visit This Place

Jupiter's moon Europa is an intriguing world. It's the smoothest body in the Solar System, and the sixth-largest moon in…

10 months ago