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Newly discovered exoplanet trio could unravel the mysteries of super-Earth formation...
NASA satellite has discovered two dozen nearby planets and expects hundreds more
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:33 UTC
Why the idea of alien life now seems inevitable and possibly imminent...
After a string of discoveries, alien life is not as far-fetched as it used to be.
By ceres on 2019-05-01 01:36 UTC
"Unfathomable Abodes of Life?" Water Worlds of the Milky Way...
Beautiful blue planets with endless oceans may be orbiting many of the Milky Way's one trillion stars. In 2016, for example, Kepler astronomers discovered planets that are unlike anything in our solar system a "water world" planetary system or
By ceres on 2019-05-01 01:33 UTC
NASA alien planet DISCOVERY: Will NASA find life on the distant world of Kepler 1658b?...
NASA'S discovery of a distant planet in the Kepler-1658 system could boost the space agency's hopes of discovering alien life but is there life on the planet Kepler 1658b?
By ceres on 2019-03-06 21:24 UTC
Could A Super-Earth World Around Barnard's Star Be Home To Alien Life?...
We know that life is possible on an Earth-like world around a Sun-like star. But can it find a way on a Super-Earth?
By ceres on 2019-02-06 15:41 UTC
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists...
Citizen scientists unveiled a distant exoplanet that is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and located within its star's habitable zone.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
The epoch of planet formation, times twenty...
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that s
By ceres on 2018-12-12 20:54 UTC
More Than 100 New Planets Discovered In Old Kepler Data...
In early August, the Inquisitr reported on an incredible breakthrough in the analysis of Kepler data, which led to the confirmation of 44 new exoplanets. Hailed as the largest exoplanet haul for Japan, which made the discovery, the remarkable find has jus
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:54 UTC
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets...
Astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite diverse and expected to play a large role in developing the research field of ex
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:18 UTC
ESA Exoplanet Mission Launch Slot Announced...
The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, CHEOPS, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-25 04:40 UTC
Icy 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet Spotted Around Nearby Barnard's Star...
Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun.
By ceres on 2018-11-14 20:27 UTC
ESO Unveils 'Stunning' Timelapse Of The Alien Planet Beta Pictoris B...
Beta Pictoris b is one of the most extensively studied exoplanets in our cosmic neighborhood. Discovered in 2008, this alien world is located a mere 63 light-years away — in the constellation of Pictor — and orbits a giant star known as Beta P
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-14 02:49 UTC
Number of Habitable Exoplanets Found by NASA's Kepler May Not Be So Big After All...
NASA's Kepler spacecraft hasn't discovered quite as many potentially habitable worlds as previously thought, new results from Europe's Gaia mission suggest.
By ceres on 2018-10-29 16:40 UTC
Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form...
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system.
By ceres on 2018-10-15 18:53 UTC
NASA's TESS telescope just discovered two new Earth-like planets...
The planet hunter has detected a "super-Earth" and a "hot Earth" less than 60 light years away.
By ceres on 2018-09-20 18:38 UTC
Astronomers Find Exoplanet In the Same Place as Star Trek's Vulcan...
New observations have revealed a planet in orbit of 40 Eridani A -- our very own real-life Vulcan. The presence of pointy-eared aliens with green blood is not yet confirmed. The post Astronomers Find Exoplanet In the Same Place as Star Trek's Vulcan a
By ceres on 2018-09-20 18:37 UTC
The TESS space telescope has spotted its first exoplanet...
TESS's first exoplanet is twice Earth's size and may have lots of water.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-18 23:16 UTC
Wolf 503b: Exoplanet Twice As Big As Earth Discovered 145 Light-Years Away...
A new exoplanet nearly twice as big as the Earth was discovered in the constellation of Virgo, some 145 light-years away from us.The exoplanet, named Wolf 503b, was detected when a team of researchers hailing from Canada, America, and Germany analyzed the
By ceres on 2018-09-06 16:17 UTC
Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study...
By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.
By ceres on 2018-07-19 18:21 UTC
Nearby Planet Ross 128b Likely Has A Temperate Climate, May Be Fit To Accommodate Life...
When Ross 128b was first discovered last fall, the Earth-sized exoplanet was hailed as a primary candidate in the search for alien life. Located a mere 11 light-years away from our home planet, Ross 128b practically lies on our cosmic doorstep and is, in
By ceres on 2018-07-13 03:33 UTC
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