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The SETI Ellipse Tells Us Where to Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Of all the questions that remain unanswered, the question of life in the Universe is surely the one that captures…

2 weeks ago

Six Planets Found Orbiting an Extremely Young Star

The field of exoplanet study continues to grow by leaps and bounds. As of the penning of this article, 5,572…

4 weeks ago

Exoplanets: Why study them? What are the challenges? What can they teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has explored the importance of studying impact craters and planetary surfaces and what these scientific disciplines can teach…

1 month ago

Half of this Exoplanet is Covered in Lava

Astronomers working with TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) have discovered a planet that's been left out in the Sun too…

2 months ago

A Planetary System With Six Sub-Neptunes Locked in Perfect Resonance

Researchers using TESS and Cheops data found a system with six sub-Neptune-sized planets, all orbiting in direct resonance with each…

3 months ago

This Exoplanet is Probably a Solid Ball of Metal

We can't understand nature without understanding its range. That's apparent in exoplanet science and in our theories of planetary formation.…

5 months ago

TESS Finds a Planet That Takes 482 Days to Orbit, the Widest it’s Seen so Far

We're rapidly learning that our Solar System, so familiar to us all, does not represent normal. A couple of decades…

6 months ago

Astronomers Find an Earth-Sized World That May Be Carpeted in Volcanoes

Astronomers think they've found an extrasolar planet covered in volcanoes like Jupiter's moon Io, but this world is about the…

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

TESS Reaches Fifth Anniversary of Extraordinary Mission, but its Work is Far from Over

NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission recently reached its fifth anniversary of service to humanity as it continues to…

10 months ago