Extrasolar Planets

If Astronomers see Isoprene in the Atmosphere of an Alien World, There’s a Good Chance There’s Life There

According to new research from MIT, isoprene is another biosignature we should be on the lookout for on exoplanets!

2 weeks ago

Gliese 486b is a Hellish World With Temperatures Above 700 Kelvin

The CARMENES consortium recently discovered a super-Earth just 21 light-years away that will be the perfect test case for exoplanets…

1 month ago

How Would Rain be Different on an Alien World?

A new study takes a look at possible rainfall patterns on exoplanets, which could help narrow the search for extraterrestrial…

2 months ago

Super-Earth Conditions Simulated in the Lab to Discover if They’re Habitable

Researchers recently simulated what geological conditions would be like on Super-Earths, and found that a few known exoplanets are worth…

2 months ago

What Are Extrasolar Planets?

For countless generations, human beings have looked out at the night sky and wondered if they were alone in the…

2 months ago

A Sunlike Star Found With Four (No, Five!) Exoplanets Orbiting It

Thanks to an international team astronomers led from MIT, a nearby Sun-like star has been spotted with a system of…

3 months ago

Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets

A new study by a team of astronomers and planetary scientists calculate that some stars could have as many as…

9 months ago

What are the Odds of Life Emerging on Another Planet?

A new study by Prof. Kipping of Columbia University indicates that extraterrestrial life should be statistically significant, even if intelligent…

11 months ago

Galaxies Like the Milky Way are the Best for Life

A new study indicates that, contrary to what has been previously argued, galaxies like our own may be the most…

12 months ago

Fomalhaut’s Planet Has Gone Missing, But it Might Have Been Something Even More Interesting

Ongoing observations of the Fomalhaut system using Hubble data has revealed that the mysterious "disappearing" exoplanet may not have been…

12 months ago