Kepler Space Observatory

Larger Rocky Planets Might be Rare Because They Shrunk

Researchers at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics published a paper last week that just might explain a mysterious…

1 month 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…

5 months ago

Study Finds Bizarre Exoplanet Orbits for Binary Stars

There‚Äôs an iconic scene in the original Star Wars movie where Luke Skywalker looks out over the desert landscape of…

1 year ago

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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.

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

6 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…

8 years ago