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Scientists debate the criteria for trying to determine what makes a planet habitable and how many exoplanets there are out there.
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.
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.
For the first time, researchers have discovered two essential components required for habitable planets – water and a rocky surface – existing together outside of our solar system.
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.
Forty of the volunteers chosen to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet gathered in Washington, DC yesterday to hear Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp explain his plans to build a permanent base on Mars by 2023.
When a planet absorbs too much solar radiation, its atmosphere reaches a tipping point - overheating, boiling its oceans and filling with steam. This 'runaway greenhouse' effect results is an uninhabitable world much like Venus.
‘Starship Congress’ Convenes With Scientists, Researchers This August in Tx; Eve Online, Ouya, Unity3d Among Sponsors of 1st Interstellar Science Summit Dallas,
This weekend, BBC News and Imperial College London will treat BBC viewers to a five-part television series depicting how a manned mission to Mars might unfold.
Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...
Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.
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