terrestrial planets

To Take the Best Direct Images of Exoplanets With Space Telescopes, we’re Going to Want Starshades

The Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS) has released a special edition of papers dedicated to educating the…

5 months ago

Most Exoplanets won’t Receive Enough Radiation to Support an Earth-Like Biosphere

According to new research, most extrasolar planets do not get enough radiation to support photosynthesis, which places limits on how…

5 months ago

Some Stars Could Support as Many as 7 Habitable Planets

A new study by a team of astronomers and planetary scientists calculate that some stars could have as many as…

1 year ago

The Giant Planets in the Solar System Stunted the Growth of Mars

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that Mars' growth was stunted due to the orbital instability…

4 years ago

How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet?

A new study by an international team of scientists ventures that the Earth has had several moons in the past,…

4 years ago

How Long Can a Rocky World Withstand the Blasts From a Red Dwarf Star?

In a presentation at the Fall Meeting of the American Geological Union, a team of researchers showed how MAVEN data…

4 years ago

Looking for Signs of Life on Distant Planets Just Got Easier

A recent study from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet…

4 years ago

New Study Says Earth Avoided a “Carbon Overdose” During Formation

A new study has indicated that the depletion of carbon from Earth-forming materials may have been essential to life here…

4 years ago

New Study Claims that TRAPPIST-1 Could Also Have Gas Giants

A new study led by researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science indicates that TRAPPIST-1 could also be orbited by…

4 years ago

How Does Mercury Compare to Earth?

Mercury and Earth are a study in contrasts, with serious differences in their orbits, atmospheres, surface temperatures, and annual/diurnal cycles.…

4 years ago