Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
22 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet’s “wobble” to determine the presence of one or more planets around it.
A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own.
Astronomy, ESO, Extrasolar Planets
7 Nov , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by an international team of scientists, Proxima Centauri could have dust belts that indicate the presence of more planets.
4 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study led by researchers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center indicates that Proxima b would be likely to retain an Earth-like atmosphere.
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.
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
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