Team finds oceans on Earthlike planet Proxima b...
Located just 4.2 light years from Earth, Proxima b caused quite a stir when its discovery was announced last month. And now, it turns out the nearby plantet is likely covered in water, according to a new study set to be published by the Astrophysical Jour
on 2016-10-07 22:31 UTC
Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered...
The hunt for exoplanets has been heating up in recent years. Since it began its mission in 2009, over four thousand exoplanet candidates discovered by the Kepler mission, several hundred of which have been confirmed to be "Earth-like" (i.e. terrestrial).
on 2016-08-15 03:21 UTC
Huge Sunspot Turns Earthward...
Our seemly placid host star is just full of surprises.Just one week ago, it looked like we were set to enter the first spotless stretch of 2016, as the Earthward face of Sol presented one lonely sunspot group going 'round the limb, headed towards the sola
on 2016-04-11 13:38 UTC
Emergency Mode: Kepler Suffers Unknown Technical Problem...
Just as NASAs Kepler space telescope was to begin a unique survey of planets without parent stars,ground control teams discovered the observatory had put itself intoemergency mode due to an unknown technical problem.Just as NASAs Kepler space telescope wa
on 2016-04-11 11:41 UTC
Pluto May Have Nitrogen Lakes That Freeze and Thaw...
Data collected by NASAs New Horizons spacecraft shows that tiny, distant Pluto not only likely has an ocean beneath its frozen face, but also may have had lakes on its surface in the recent past and likely will have them again in the future.Data collected
on 2016-03-28 23:58 UTC
Hack Your Brain to Improve Your Health...
A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves to improve health.A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves to improve health.
on 2016-01-09 20:03 UTC
Scientists predict Earth-like planets around most stars...
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life, by applying a 200 year old idea to the thousands of exo-planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.
on 2015-02-05 02:24 UTC
Super-Earth alien planet spotted...
FINDING Earthlike planets beyond our solar system has largely been the work of space-based telescopes, but new observations from a remote island suggest that could change.
on 2014-12-16 04:34 UTC
Tidally Squished Exoplanets Could Soon be Detected...
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worl
on 2014-12-16 04:33 UTC