terrestrial planets

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 week 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…

2 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,…

2 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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.…

3 years ago

Venus-like Exoplanet 39 Light Years Distant Is Probably Baked & Sterile

A team of scientist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics may have unlocked the secret behind the Venus-like exoplanet Gf…

4 years ago

Solar System Guide

The Universe is a very big place, and we occupy a very small corner of it. Known as the Solar…

5 years ago