Extrasolar Planets, Habitability
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.
Astronomy, Proxima b
17 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a series of simulations conducted by scientists from the University of Exeter and the Met Office, it is possible that Proxima b is indeed habitable
Astronomy, News, Space Exploration, Space Exploration Technologies
2 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute have come up with an interesting way to slow down Starshot’s mission to Alpha Centauri, a proposal which has the side benefit of exploring Proxima b as well.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
19 Dec , 2016 by Matt Williams
A new study details simulations that suggest that Proxima b could support life, assuming it has a magnetic field and a dense enough atmosphere.
28 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
A recent study by an international team of scientists looked at Project Starshot and assessed the likelihood of its success, based on several design features
27 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
A new study from the University of Bern indicates that most planets that orbit red dwarf stars might be water worlds, which could have a serious effect on the hunt for extra-terrestrial life
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News
12 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
Contrary to what we previously though, Proxima Centauri has some striking similarities to our Sun, which includes a solar cycle
7 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
New research suggests that Proxima b could be a lot more watery than we suspect, with roughly half the planet’s mass made up of water
29 Aug , 2016 by Matt Williams
Outside of the ESO, there are others who have been hunting for exoplanets around Proxima Centauri – including Dr. Kipping of the Cool Worlds lab
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