alien planet

Planets Plentiful Around Abundant Red Dwarf Stars, Study Says

Good news for planet-hunters: planets around red dwarf stars are more abundant than previously believed, according to new research. A…

8 years ago

Is That Planet Habitable? Look To The Star First, New Study Cautions

Finding Earth 2.0, in the words of noted SETI researcher Jill Tarter, is something a lot of exoplanet searchers are…

8 years ago

First Cloudy Alien Planet Spotted From Earth

Call it cloudy with a low chance of meatballs. The alien world Kepler-7b -- a very reflective world in big…

8 years ago

How Spitzer’s Focus Changed To Strange New Worlds

After 10 years in space -- looking at so many galaxies and stars and other astronomy features -- the Spitzer…

8 years ago

Super-Earth’s Probable Water Atmosphere Revealed In Blue Light

Playing with the filters on a telescope can show us amazing things. In a recent case, Japanese astronomers looked at…

8 years ago

Smile! This Could Be The Lightest Alien Planet Ever Captured On Camera

We've found hundreds of planets outside the solar system, but taking a picture of one is still something quite special.…

8 years ago

Rocky Alien Planets: What The Heck Is On Their Surfaces?

We don't have the budget yet to send Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise to probe the surface of strange new worlds,…

9 years ago