Physicist Dr. Sean Raymond recently created a hypothetical system where 550 planets and 9 Suns orbit around a central black hole, with fascinating results!
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At distance of just 4.367 light years, the triple star system of Alpha Centauri (Alpha Centauri A+B and Proxima Centauri) is the closest star system to our own. In 2016, researchers from the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of Proxima b, a rocky planet located within the star’s habitable zone and the closest exoplanet […]
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A recent study based on data from multiple orbiters indicates that Mars has multiple sheets of subsurface ice, and they run deep!
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A new study led by Princeton University shows that water worlds are likely to be stripped of their atmospheres (and most of their water) before too long
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A recent study from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet habitability.
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A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that older Sun-like stars emit less harmful X-rays, a finding which has implications for exoplanet habitability
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The discovery of boron on Mars, a key ingredient in the emergence of organic molecules, has bolstered the case for Martian life having once existed
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One of the most significant finds to come from our ongoing exploration and research efforts of Mars is the fact that the planet once had a warmer, wetter environment. Between 4.2 and 3.7 billion years ago, the planet had a thicker atmosphere and was able to maintain liquid water on its surface. As such, it […]
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A study produced by an international team of researchers, using the HARPS-N survey, has detected a potentially habitable super-Earth just 21 light years away.
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In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.
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