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In The Hunt For Habitable Planets, A New Model May Be Key
2013-11-14 13:54:41

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.

Alien Worlds: How Common Are Habitable Planets?
2013-11-05 02:51:36

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.

Exoplanet With Water-Rich Atmosphere
2013-09-06 07:43:41

The search for a habitable planet beyond Earth is on. And with new techniques emerging, we are able to characterize the atmospheres of these planets more fully.

Complex Origins Of Solar Systems
2013-07-25 11:12:46

Research has led to a new theory that may explain the complex and differentiated origins of solar systems.

Hunting For Exoplanets
2013-07-19 10:34:45

The hunt is on for planets that, like Earth, have the conditions necessary for life to survive on their surfaces. But what exactly are scientists looking for? Earlier this week, NASA officials shed a little light on precisely what conditions they are seeking on worlds located beyond our solar system.

What Really Makes A Habitable Planet?
2013-05-04 05:41:48

The Holy Grail in the search for planets outside our solar system is finding one that could potentially support life. But theoretical physicist Sara Seager from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues perhaps we are being too restrictive on what habitable planets could possibly look like.

White Dwarf Search May Yield Habitable Planets
2013-04-25 05:25:40

A dead star, known as a white dwarf, will eventually cool down and fade away because it has no energy source. However, a new study suggests that white dwarfs can still support habitable planets.

Earth-like Planets Could Be More Common Than Previously Believed
2013-03-13 04:45:39

A new study from Penn State's Department of Geosciences suggests that the number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought, and that some of those planets are likely to be found around nearby stars.

Goldilocks Zone Serves Up Another Super Earth
2012-11-09 05:00:30

A new, habitable super-Earth has been discovered by astronomers orbiting a dwarf star just 42 light years away. The new super-Earth is in the habitable zone, where liquid water and a stable atmosphere could be found on the planet.

Strange Exoplanet Environments May Be Suitable For Extreme Lifeforms
2012-09-12 12:42:21

In the hunt for the elusive "blue dot" exoplanet – a planet with roughly the same characteristics as Earth – astronomers have discovered a veritable rogue's gallery of oddballs.


Latest Planetary habitability Reference Libraries

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...

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