Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
14 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
In a series of new studies, a pair of French researchers tackle the question of how many people would need to be sent on an interstellar journey to ensure that a healthy crew arrives.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Habitability
7 Jun , 2018 by Matt Williams
Using over a decade of data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, a new study indicates that the Alpha Centauri system could be hospitable to life.
23 Apr , 2018 by Matt Williams
An international team of scientists has developed the DARKNESS camera, which will allow astronomers to directly study planets around nearby stars.
Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial, Proxima b
19 Apr , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time getting out into space.
Extrasolar Planets, Proxima b
10 Apr , 2018 by Matt Williams
According to a new study, Proxima Centauri experiences superflare activity that would likely render its exoplanet (Proxima b) uninhabitable
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Proxima b
27 Feb , 2018 by Matt Williams
A new study recorded a massive flare coming from Proxima Centauri, a finding which casts doubt on it having any habitable 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.
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