Extra Solar Planets

Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record?

According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another…

5 years ago

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Flare so Powerful it was Visible to the Unaided Eye. Planets There Would Get Scorched

According to a new study, Proxima Centauri experiences superflare activity that would likely render its exoplanet (Proxima b) uninhabitable

5 years ago

A New Extrasolar Planet Has The Composition of Mercury, but 2.5 Times the Mass of Earth

A team of international astronomers recently discovered a Super Earth with a similar composition of Mercury, and is several times…

5 years ago

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Deadly Flare, so it’s Probably not a Great Place for Habitable Planets

A new study recorded a massive flare coming from Proxima Centauri, a finding which casts doubt on it having any…

5 years ago

Researchers Just Scanned 14 Worlds From the Kepler Mission for “Technosignatures”, Evidence of Advanced Civilizations

In the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a team of astronomers recently searched through the Kepler field to look for…

5 years ago

For the First Time, Planets Have Been Discovered in ANOTHER Galaxy!

Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets…

5 years ago

The New Earth-Sized Planet Hunting Telescope ExTrA is Now Online

The Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), just went online and is now searching for exoplanets around red dwarf…

5 years ago

What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?

The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search…

5 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…

5 years ago

Astronomers Find Another Solar System with 8 Planets. Uh, Pluto, About that Deplaneting…

A research team recently applied a Google "neural net" to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system…

5 years ago