Are Planets Tidally Locked to Red Dwarfs Habitable? It’s Complicated

Astronomers are keenly interested in red dwarfs and the planets that orbit them. Up to 85% of the stars in…

1 year ago

Hubble Spots Pitch Black Hot Jupiter that “Eats Light”

New observations of WASP-12b conducted with the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the planet's sun-facing side "eats light".

7 years ago

Potentially Habitable, Tidally-Locked Exoplanets May be Very Common, say New Study

A new study from the University of Washington indicates that tidally-locked planets may be quite common, a finding which has…

7 years ago

Could the Closest Extrasolar Planet Be Habitable? Astronomers Plan to Find Out

According to a series of simulations conducted by scientists from the University of Exeter and the Met Office, it is…

7 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"…

8 years ago

The Moon

Look up in the night sky. On a clear night, if you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of the Moon…

9 years ago

Interesting Facts About The Moon

Shining like a beacon in Earth's sky is the Moon. We've seen so much of it in our lifetimes that…

9 years ago