Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
1 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that UV radiation may be the key to finding life on other planets
15 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study from the University of Washington indicates that tidally-locked planets may be quite common, a finding which has implications for exoplanet habitability
14 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a pair of astronomers has revealed that the TRAPPIST-1 system is up to twice as old as the Solar System, which could have drastic implications for habitability.
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.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, TRAPPIST-1
14 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Two new studies from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have thrown some cold water on the notion that planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system might be habitable.
7 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week has dealt another blow to the case for finding habitable planets around red dwarf stars.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TRAPPIST-1
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
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, Extrasolar Planets, News
20 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it looks to be our best bet to date for finding a habitable exoplanet.
7 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Ongoing observation of exoplanet GJ 1132b has revealed a dense atmosphere, a finding which has great significance in the hunt for life beyond Earth.
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