Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
22 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Radial Velocity (aka. Doppler Spectroscopy) Method relies on measurements of a planet’s “wobble” to determine the presence of one or more planets around it.
18 Dec , 2017 by Matt Williams
A research team recently applied a Google “neural net” to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system with eight planets.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, TRAPPIST-1
8 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study led by researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science indicates that TRAPPIST-1 could also be orbited by gas giants
31 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of astronomers indicates that the outermost planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system could still have significant amounts of water.
14 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a pair of astronomers has revealed that the TRAPPIST-1 system is up to twice as old as the Solar System, which could have drastic implications for habitability.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, TRAPPIST-1
14 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Two new studies from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have thrown some cold water on the notion that planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system might be habitable.
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
Extrasolar Planets, Habitability
In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.
28 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study of the TRAPPIST-1 system indicates that life-swapping may take place between the planets in its habitable zone, and quite often too!
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News, Solar Astronomy, Stars
4 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
The TRAPPIST-1 star might flare too frequently and too violently for life to exist on the TRAPPIST planets.
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