Latest Habitable zone Stories
NASA announced on Wednesday that its Kepler mission has discovered 715 new planets orbiting 305 stars. The space agency said that 95 percent of the newly discovered worlds are smaller than Neptune.
NASA's Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club's preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March.
A new paper argues that some planetary bodies may hold 'superhabitable' environments even more suitable for life than those found here on Earth.
It seems like the discovery of Earth-like planets is always announced with one caveat – the planet discovered probably isn’t much like Earth. Many of these are "super-Earths,” which are several times larger than our own planets and thought to be completely covered in water.
A new paper published in the journal Planetary and Space Science claims planets that were once thought uninhabitable may actually be able to contain life after all.
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft team reported details about five new rocky planets on Monday at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington.
Scientists debate the criteria for trying to determine what makes a planet habitable and how many exoplanets there are out there.
You may have thought that NASA's Kepler spacecraft was finished. Well, think again. A repurposed Kepler Space telescope may soon start searching the sky again.
Researchers using new theoretical models have created a new method to simplify the search for Earth-like planets. The new models help rule out the possibility of Earth-like conditions on certain planets outside of our solar system.
New statistical analysis of data obtained by NASA’s now-retired Kepler spacecraft has revealed that one out of every five sun-like stars have at least one Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone.
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