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Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years

A new study has shown how gas giants (like Proxima c) can exist around Red Dwarf suns, the most common…

6 hours ago

New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers…

8 months ago

The Closest Star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri, has a Planet in the Habitable Zone. Life Could be There Right Now

A new study by a team from the Carl Sagan institutes shows how life could survive the harsh radiation on…

9 months ago

Super Earth Planet Found Around One of the Closest Stars to us. But it’s Probably a Terrible Place to Live

The Red Dots and CARMENES projects recently announced the discovery of a super-Earth around Barnard's Star, making it the second-closest…

1 year ago

The Closest Planet Ever Discovered Outside the Solar System Could be Habitable With a Dayside Ocean

A new NASA-led study shows that Proxima b could support the existence of an ocean on its dayside, which means…

1 year ago

Chandra Observatory Checks to Make Sure Alpha Centauri is Safe, You Know, in Case We Decide to Visit

Using over a decade of data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, a new study indicates that the Alpha Centauri…

2 years ago

The DARKNESS Instrument Will Block Stars and Reveal Their Planets. 100 Million Times Fainter than the Star

An international team of scientists has developed the DARKNESS camera, which will allow astronomers to directly study planets around nearby…

2 years ago

The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time…

2 years ago

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Flare so Powerful it was Visible to the Unaided Eye. Planets There Would Get Scorched

According to a new study, Proxima Centauri experiences superflare activity that would likely render its exoplanet (Proxima b) uninhabitable

2 years ago

Proxima Centauri Just Released a Deadly Flare, so it’s Probably not a Great Place for Habitable Planets

A new study recorded a massive flare coming from Proxima Centauri, a finding which casts doubt on it having any…

2 years ago