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