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Complex Life Might Require a Very Narrow Habitable Zone

A new study has placed new constraints on the emergence of complex life, which effectively narrows what what we would…

8 months ago

Two Newly-Discovered Exoplanets are Probably the Result of a Catastrophic Collision

How can two planets so similar in some respects have such different densities? According to a new study, a catastrophic…

9 months ago

Three Possible Super-Earths Discovered Around Nearby Sun-Like Star

A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star.

2 years ago

X-ray Study Shows Older Stars May be More Supportive to Life

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that older Sun-like stars emit less harmful X-rays, a finding…

2 years ago

Venus 2.0 Discovered In Our Own Back Yard

A team of international astronomers recently found the closest thing to a "Venus-like" planet in a nearby star system, which…

3 years ago

The Next Generation of Exploration: The DAVINCI Spacecraft

It's no secret that there has been a resurgence in interest in space exploration in recent years. Much of the…

4 years 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…

4 years ago

Arkyd Telescope Reaches $1M Goal, But Still Looking For Planet-Hunting Funds

With more than $1 million in crowdfunded money secured for a public asteroid-hunting space telescope, the ultimate question arises: what…

6 years ago

More Insight on How NASA Might Revive the Kepler Space Telescope

The future of NASA’s Kepler space telescope mission is in doubt, NASA announced yesterday, as it suffered a failure of…

6 years ago

Using the Theory of Relativity and BEER to Find Exoplanets

A new method of detecting alien worlds is full of awesome, as it combines Einstein’s Theory of Relativity along with…

6 years ago