Super Earths

Two Super-Earths Found Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star at the Edge of the Habitable Zone

NASA's TESS mission has turned up hundreds of planets and planetary candidates, and here are two more.

1 year ago

Astronomers still scratching their heads over population of ocean-world exoplanets

In a recent study submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of researchers led by the University of…

1 year ago

Could Life Survive on Frigid Exo-Earths? Maybe Under Ice Sheets

Our understanding of habitability relies entirely on the availability of liquid water. All life on Earth needs it, and there's…

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…

6 years ago

A New Planetary System Has Been Found with Three Super Earths

A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making…

6 years ago

Two new Super-Earths Discovered Around a Red Dwarf Star

While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.

7 years ago

Discovery Of A Nearby Super Earth With Only 5 Times Our Mass

An international team of researchers have found another planet orbiting a red dwarf; in this case, a small super-Earth less…

8 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 7, 2014: New Impact on Mars & A Wobbly Planet

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: Scott Lewis, Nicole Gugliucci, Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, Elizabeth Howell, Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson This…

10 years ago

Transiting Super-Earth Detected Around Naked Eye Star

One of the first known stars to host an extrasolar planet, was that of 55 Cancri. The first planet in…

13 years ago

Ripped to Shreds, Exoplanet Suffers Painful Death

[/caption] WASP-12b, discovered in 2008, is a real outlier among the 400 or so exoplanets discovered to date. Not that…

14 years ago