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ExoMoons

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…

2 months ago

Here’s a First. Astronomers See a Moon Forming Around a Baby Exoplanet

Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, moons forming in the disk of debris around a large exoplanet. Astronomers have…

5 months ago

First Exomoon Found! A Neptune-Sized Moon Orbiting a Jupiter-Sized Planet

A pair of astronomers combing through data from the Kepler spacecraft have discovered the first exomoon. The moon is in…

1 year ago

Moons of Confusion: Why Finding Extraterrestrial Life may be Harder than we Thought

Astronomers and planetary scientists thought they knew how to find evidence of life on planets beyond our Solar System. But,…

5 years ago

Can Radio Waves Lead to Exomoons?

I firmly believe that our next greatest discovery will be detecting an exomoon in orbit around a distant exoplanet. Although…

5 years ago

Magnetic Fields are Crucial to Exomoon Habitability

Astronomers believe that hidden deep within the wealth of data collected by NASA’s Kepler mission are minuscule signatures confirming the…

6 years ago

The Hunt for Exomoons Begins!

The latest exciting undertaking in exoplanet research is the search for exomoons. A team led by Dr. David Kipping at…

6 years ago

Exciting Potential for Habitable ExoMoons

Imagine moons like Europa or Enceladus that are orbiting distant gas giant exoplanets located in the habitable zone of their…

7 years ago