Latest Habitable zone Stories
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.
An international group of scientists are gathering for the second Kepler Science Conference this week at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Researchers will be discussing the latest findings from the Kepler Space Telescope data, which includes the discovery of 833 new candidate planets.
NASA will video stream a news briefing at 10:15 a.m. PST (1:15 p.m. EST) Monday, Nov. 4, to announce new results from the agency's Kepler mission.
Diamond planets and other worlds that are rich in carbon might be waterless, NASA researchers explained earlier this month at the 45th meeting of the American Astronomical Society Division of Planetary Sciences in Denver.
Astronomers have discovered a seventh planet orbiting a dwarf star, known as KIC 11442793, making it the first Kepler planetary system with this many alien worlds. The star is about 2,500 light years from Earth and its planetary system could be a record holder.