Nearby star is a good model of our early solar system...
Scientists have confirmed a nearby star's planetary system contains separate belts of asteroids, similar to our own solar system. The star is also about one-fifth the age of our sun. All that makes this star a good model of the early days of our solar sys
on 2017-05-03 01:34 UTC
'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing...
Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however, because its star is so faint. But the discover
on 2017-04-26 23:34 UTC
Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?...
An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it looks to be our best bet to date for finding a habitable exoplanet. The post Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found? appe
on 2017-04-21 02:02 UTC
The space weather forecast for Proxima Centauri B...
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Earth (only 4.28 light-years away) is getting a lot of attention these days. It hosts a planet, Proxima Cen b, whose mass is about 1.3 Earth-mass (though it could be larger, depending on the angle at which we are
on 2017-04-15 18:52 UTC
NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system...
NASA was quick to offer conceptual images of Trappist-1 and its abundance of Earth-sized planets. But what does the star system look like, really? At last, now we know... sort of. As part of a raw data release, NASA has offered a simple, 11-by-11...
on 2017-03-13 00:31 UTC