Three Exoplanets Were Found Relatively Close to Earth

About 11 years away from Earth, a system of hot, rocky exoplanets rotates around a small, red dwarf star that is abnormally quiet. The fact that these two objects are so close makes them relatively easy to analyze, and a...

Dusty Planets Could Be Better at Harboring Life, New Research Suggests

New research that just got published suggests that dusty alien planets might be a better candidate at hosting life than any other kind.   Experts analyzing the potential habitability of extraterrestrial worlds have to consider a number of factors, such as...

New Exoplanet Climate ‘Decoder’ Will Advance the Search for Alien Life

After analyzing a dozen types of suns and numerous planet surfaces, Cornell astronomers have come up with a practical model, or a decoder, to unravel climate clues for potentially habitable exoplanets in distant galaxies. "We looked at how different planetary...

TRAPPIST-1’s Planets Are Similar to Those in our Solar System, Suggesting Possible Habitable Zone

The TRAPPIST-1 system is an ultra-cool red dwarf system more massive than Jupiter, and it is a hot spot for astronomers. It is located about 40 light-years away, and has seven rocky exoplanets, out of which three are in their...

Science Success: Some Life Can Survive In Exoplanet-Like Conditions

It's been justs revealed that single-celled organisms such as Ecoli and yeast have the ability to grow and survive in the atmosphere just like the ones that are supposed to exist on many rocky exoplanets. Experts would love to know...
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Alien Life Can Thrive On Hydrogen-rich Exoplanets, According To A New Study

The advent of more powerful telescopes will allow researchers to take a better look at nearby exoplanets, learning more about their composition and tracking down signs of alien life. A new study aims to approach nearby exoplanets from the point...

Exoplanets Quest Achieved Significant Progress With the ‘Detectability Index’

Humans have asked ​for thousands of years whether there is life elsewhere in the Universe, but in the last few decades, great advances have been made in our quest for signatures that indicate towards life outside of our own Solar...

Another Home: Astronomers Change The Way They Think About Potentially Habitable Planets

Astronomers are struggling to understand the types of exoplanets out there and also their atmospheric and environmental conditions as well. They want to get a better understanding about the planets that could potentially host life outside of the solar system....
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Scientists Found Six Exoplanets That Orbit Their Star In Perfect Resonance

A team of scientists realized quite the discovery recently. Their work comprises seven years of continuous monitoring. A system of six exoplanets is orbiting the star dubbed HD 158259. Until now, scientists found hundreds of stars with lots of planets...

Researchers Create Technique that Distinguishes Multicellular From Singular Cellular Life on Exoplanets

The hunt for exoplanets continues. Researchers are now wondering whether multicellular life can be distinguished from single cellular life on such a planet and conducting experiments to find out. How can they actually figure that out? According to some experts,...