Latest Rare Earth hypothesis Stories
ANU astronomers have found there is nothing special about the Sun after conducting the most comprehensive comparison of it with other stars â€“ adding weight to the idea that life could be common in the universe.
Is there anybody out there? Probably not, according to a scientist from the University of East Anglia. A mathematical model produced by Prof Andrew Watson suggests that the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are low, given the time it has taken for beings such as humans to evolve and the remaining life span of Earth.
Ten questions driving the geological and planetary sciences were identified today in a new report by the National Research Council. Aimed at reflecting the major scientific issues facing earth science at the start of the 21st century, the questions represent where the field stands, how it arrived at this point, and where it may be headed.
Gas-giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn form soon after their stars do, according to new research.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have unveiled new research which shows how exploding stars may have helped to create the earth. The discovery was made during a unique research project examining how some dead stars re-ignite and come back to life.
How many planets like the Earth are there among the 130 or so known planetary systems beyond our own? How many of these â€˜Earthsâ€™ could be habitable? Recent theoretical work at the Open University shows that as many as half of the known systems could be harbouring habitable â€˜Earthsâ€™ today.