Terrestrial planet

Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough

A new study lays out why Venus doiesn't have a magnetic field like Earth's. Basically, it may come down to…

5 years ago

What is the Smallest Planet in the Solar System?

Of all the planets in the Solar System. Mercury is now the regarded as the smallest, with a mean radius…

5 years ago

Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?

An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it…

5 years ago

Huge News, Seven Earth-Sized Worlds Orbiting a Red Dwarf, Three in the Habitable Zone

In what is the biggest announcement in exoplanet-hunting history, NASA has announced the discovery of seven rocky exoplanets around a…

6 years ago

The Orbit of Venus. How Long is a Year on Venus?

As the second closest planet to our Sun, Venus takes 224.65 days to complete a single orbit around our Sun,…

6 years ago

Could Garnet Planets be Habitable?

A study presented at the 229th Meeting of the AAS examines how the composition of stars can produce very different…

6 years ago

Is Proxima Centauri b Basically Kevin Costner’s Waterworld?

New research suggests that Proxima b could be a lot more watery than we suspect, with roughly half the planet's…

6 years ago

What Does “Earthlike” Even Mean & Should It Apply To Proxima Centauri b?

With so many exoplanet discoveries around distant (and neighboring) stars, it might be time to assess what terms like "Earth-like"…

6 years ago

Focusing On ‘Second-Earth’ Candidates In The Kepler Catalog

An international team of scientists recently released a study that shows which of the Kepler exoplanets candidates are most like…

6 years ago

What Are The Colors of the Planets?

When you remove all the touch-ups and filters, the planets of the Solar System look slightly different than you might…

6 years ago