atmospheric chemistry

Another Hycean Planet Found? TOI-270 d

Hycean planets may be able to host life even though they're outside what scientists consider the regular habitable zone. Their…

1 month ago

If Exoplanets Have Lightning, it’ll Complicate the Search for Life

Discovering exoplanets is almost routine now. We've found over 5,500 exoplanets, and the next step is to study their atmospheres…

2 months ago

Is K2-18b Covered in Oceans of Water or Oceans of Lava?

In the search for potentially life-supporting exoplanets, liquid water is the key indicator. Life on Earth requires liquid water, and…

3 months ago

Wow. JWST Just Found Methane in an Exoplanet Atmosphere

If there's one chemical that causes excitement in the search for biosignatures on other worlds, it's methane. It's not a…

5 months ago

We Could Find Extraterrestrial Civilizations by Their Air Pollution

Upcoming telescopes will give us more power to search for biosignatures on all the exoplanets we've found. Much of the…

3 years ago

Stellar Flares May Not Condemn a Planet’s Habitability

Red dwarf stars are the most common kind of star in our neighbourhood, and probably in the Milky Way. Because…

3 years ago