Earth-like planets

Research Work Begins on the Habitable Worlds Observatory

NASA are planning on building a telescope to hunt for habitable worlds. The imaginatively named ‘Habitable Worlds Observatory’ is at…

3 weeks ago

A New Deep Learning Algorithm Can Find Earth 2.0

How can machine learning help astronomers find Earth-like exoplanets? This is what a recently accepted study to Astronomy & Astrophysics…

3 weeks ago

What’s the Best Way to Find Planets in the Habitable Zone?

Despite the fact that we've discovered thousands of them, exoplanets are hard to find. And some types are harder to…

8 months ago

59 New Planets Discovered in Our Neighborhood

The CARMENESE Consortium just released the first collection of data, which revealed 59 new exoplanets and doubled the number of…

1 year ago

Earth-Sized Planet Found At One of the Lightest Red Dwarfs

Astronomers have found another Earth-sized planet. It's about 31 light-years away and orbits in the habitable zone of a red…

1 year ago

How Can We Know if We’re Looking at Habitable exo-Earths or Hellish exo-Venuses?

The differences between Earth and Venus are obvious to us. One is radiant with life and adorned with glittering seas,…

1 year ago

It’s Already Hard Enough to Block a Single Star’s Light to See its Planets. But Binary Stars? Yikes

Detecting exoplanets was frontier science not long ago. But now we've found over 5,000 of them, and we expect to…

1 year ago

TESS has Found A Second Earth-Sized World in This System. Exoplanet Science is Maturing

For planet-hunters, finding an Earth-sized exoplanet must be special. NASA estimates there are about 100 billion planets in the Milky…

1 year ago

What is the Maximum Number of Moons that Earth Could Have?

In a recent study published in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at…

2 years ago

A Fleet of Space Telescopes Flying in Formation Could Reveal Details on Exoplanets

We've found thousands of exoplanets in the last couple of decades. We've discovered exoplanets unlike anything in our own Solar…

2 years ago