Earth-like planets

With All These New Planets Found in the Habitable Zone, Maybe it’s Time to Fine Tune the Habitable Zone

According to a new study from the Earth-Life Science Institute, it may be time to fine-tune what astronomers mean by…

2 years ago

If We’re Searching for Earth 2.0, Would We Know It When We Find It?

In a new paper, two professors consider what we have learned from studying Earth from space, and how this might…

3 years ago

Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri

A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around…

3 years ago

Looking for Signs of Life on Distant Planets Just Got Easier

A recent study from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet…

3 years ago

The Orbit of Earth will be Hiding Earth 2.0

According to a new study by a Russian scientist, the Sun's own motion around the Solar System's center of mass…

3 years ago

Scientists Discover TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

A new study by a pair of astronomers has revealed that the TRAPPIST-1 system is up to twice as old…

3 years ago

Finally! A Low Mass Super-Earth With Some Funky Atmosphere

Ongoing observation of exoplanet GJ 1132b has revealed a dense atmosphere, a finding which has great significance in the hunt…

4 years ago

7 Questions For 7 New Planets

The TRAPPIST 7 have some explaining to do. Are they really Earth-like and potentially habitable?

4 years ago

Is Proxima Centauri b Basically Kevin Costner’s Waterworld?

New research suggests that Proxima b could be a lot more watery than we suspect, with roughly half the planet's…

4 years ago

Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered

According to an unnamed source, the ESO has discovered a habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, making it the closest Earth-like…

4 years ago