water worlds

Water Worlds Could Have Plumes of Nutrients Carried up From Down Below

Earth's oceans are one huge, uniform electrolyte solution. They contain salt (sodium chloride) and other nutrients like magnesium, sulphate, and…

1 month ago

Water Vapour has Been Discovered at Ganymede

Ganymede has been getting alot of attention lately.  It was the co-star of a video from Juno recently, and now…

1 year ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 501: Water Worlds Revisited

We're not learning that the vast majority of potentially habitable worlds out there are actually icy moons like Europa and…

4 years ago

Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life on Them

According to a new study by a pair of researchers, planets covered in deep oceans (aka. "water worlds") may be…

4 years ago

There are so Many Water-Worlds Out There

According to new research that was presented at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference, "water worlds" may be more common than previously…

4 years ago

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Might Actually Have Too Much Water to be Habitable

A new study has cast doubt on whether or not the TRAPPIST-1 system could be habitable, indicating that it has…

4 years ago

Water Worlds Don’t Stay Wet for Very Long

A new study led by Princeton University shows that water worlds are likely to be stripped of their atmospheres (and…

5 years ago