Exoplanets Rich in Carbon are made of Diamonds

Before scientists were certain that the Universe had a beginning, they also thought that our physical reality is not infinite only in time - but also in space itself. In other words, the generally accepted idea was that our Universe...
Myriad Exoplanets in Our Galaxy Could Be Made of Diamond And Rock

Could Exoplanets Be Made of Diamond and Rock? New Research Explains

In our Solar System, there is quite an intriguing variety of planets. They are, however, limited by the composition of the Sun.  Since the moons, asteroids, planets, and other cosmic features are made out of what remained after the Sun...
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50 Exoplanets Have Been Confirmed by a Machine Learning Algorithm

Recently, 50 possible planets have been confirmed by an intriguing machine learning algorithm realized by the University of Warwick scientists.  Astronomers have utilized for the first time a procedure based on machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to examine...
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Distant Planetary Atmosphere Investigated: New Study Emerges

A team of scientists modeled thousands of planets to find out what happens with their hydrogen atmospheres. Their findings are truly intriguing.  When the space telescopes became capable enough to spot planets orbiting distant stars, researchers were surprised to find...

Planets Thousands of Times Bigger than Earth Could Form Around Black Holes

​Black holes may harbor planets in their orbits, some of them even similar to Earth, which astronomers decided to name 'blanets.' As per new simulations carried out by a team of Japanese scientists, thousands of blanets could be hosted in...

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...