Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Observatories, Stars
25 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), just went online and is now searching for exoplanets around red dwarf stars!
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
15 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
In a presentation at the Fall Meeting of the American Geological Union, a team of researchers showed how MAVEN data could help determine the habitability of rocky planets around red dwarf stars.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Habitability
25 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study led by Princeton University shows that water worlds are likely to be stripped of their atmospheres (and most of their water) before too long
20 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent study from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet habitability.
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.
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