habitable planets

Civilizations are Probably Spreading Quickly Through the Universe

New research shows how intelligent life might expand in an ever-expanding Universe, which has serious implications for SETI and the…

9 months ago

Two Super-Earths Found Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star at the Edge of the Habitable Zone

NASA's TESS mission has turned up hundreds of planets and planetary candidates, and here are two more.

1 year ago

The Elements for Life Depend on Both how and Where a Planet Forms

A new study by a team from Rice University has shown that where a planet forms in its star system…

3 years ago

Snowball Exoplanets Might Be Better for Life Than We Thought

When astronomers discover a new exoplanet, one of the first considerations is if the planet is in the habitable zone,…

5 years ago

The Closest Star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri, has a Planet in the Habitable Zone. Life Could be There Right Now

A new study by a team from the Carl Sagan institutes shows how life could survive the harsh radiation on…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: April 4, 2018: Mathew Anderson’s “Habitable Exoplanets”

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

6 years ago

7 Questions For 7 New Planets

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

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – October 28, 2016: Dr. Derrick Pitts of the Fels Planetarium

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium at The Franklin…

8 years ago

Mega Discovery! 715 Alien Planets Confirmed Using A New Trick On Old Kepler Data

Planet-watchers, some exciting news: you know how we keep talking about planet candidates, those planets that have yet to be…

10 years ago

How Do You Find The Signs of Life On Alien Planets?

One big challenge in astronomy is everything is so darn far away. This makes it hard to see the signs…

11 years ago