habitable exoplanet

Did the Galileo Mission Find Life on Earth?

Although it was bound for Jupiter, NASA's Galileo spacecraft made flybys of Earth in 1990 and 1992 to get boosts…

2 weeks ago

The Combination of Oxygen and Methane Could Reveal the Presence of Life on Another World

In a recent study, a pair of researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute developed a model for finding exoplanets similar…

4 months ago

Chinese Scientists Complete a Concept Study for a 6-Meter Space Telescope to Find Habitable Exoplanets

With JWST safely in space, researchers are designing the next generation of space telescope that could Earth-sized worlds orbiting sunlike…

7 months ago

A New Place to Search for Habitable Planets: “The Soot Line.”

The habitable zone is the region around a star where planets can maintain liquid water on their surface. It's axiomatic…

9 months ago

Do Red Dwarfs Provide Enough Sunlight for Plants to Grow?

A new study has shown the photosynthesis can take place on planets orbiting Red Dwarfs.

12 months ago

Maybe There’s No Way to Tell if Habitable Planets Orbit Proxima Centauri… Yet!

In a new study, a team of astronomers come to the conclusion that Proxima b will ever be detected making…

2 years ago

Most Exoplanets won’t Receive Enough Radiation to Support an Earth-Like Biosphere

According to new research, most extrasolar planets do not get enough radiation to support photosynthesis, which places limits on how…

3 years ago

Based on Kepler Data, There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light-Years

Combining data from the retired Kepler mission with the Gaia Observatory, a team of scientists have produced new estimates for…

3 years ago

Time Flies. NASA Releases a Mosaic of TESS’ View of the Northern Sky After Two Years of Operation

NASA's TESS planet-finding spacecraft completed its primary mission about 3 months ago. TESS's (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) job was to…

3 years ago

Saturn-sized Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of Another Star. The First Planet Completely Discovered by Amateur Astronomers

Exoplanets have been a particularly hot topic of late.  More than 4000 of them have been discovered since the first…

4 years ago