A new study recorded a massive flare coming from Proxima Centauri, a finding which casts doubt on it having any habitable planets.
In the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a team of astronomers recently searched through the Kepler field to look for signatures of technologically-advanced civilizations.
Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets have now been discovered!
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Ever since the Kepler space telescope began discovering thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, astronomers have been eagerly awaiting the day when next-generation missions are deployed. These include the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to take to space in 2019, but also the many ground-based observatories that are currently being constructed. One […]
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A mew study by a team of exoplanet scientists has revealed what kinds of planets are likely to lurk around Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to our own.
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A research team recently applied a Google “neural net” to Kepler data, which conformed the existence of a star system with eight planets.
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While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.
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Dr. Claudius Gros explains the purpose, intent, and technology behind Project Genesis, which seeks to seed “transiently habitable” exoplanets with life to jumpstart the evolutionary process.
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