Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds

Another intriguing possibility, however, is that 55 Cancri e is not tidally locked. Instead, it may be like Mercury, rotating three times for every two orbits (what’s known as a…

Hubble Probes Extreme Weather on Ultra-Hot Jupiters

Studying extreme weather gives astronomers better insights into the diversity, complexity, and exotic chemistry taking place in far-flung worlds across our galaxy.

Hubble Finds a Planet Forming in an Unconventional Way

This discovery supports a long-debated theory for how planets like Jupiter form, called “disk instability.”

Planetary bodies observed for first time in habitable zone of dead star

Planetary bodies observed for first time in habitable zone of dead star

Goldilocks planets ‘with a tilt’ may develop more complex life

GOLDSCHMIDT CONFERENCE Research News Planets which are tilted on their axis, like Earth, are more capable of evolving complex life. This finding will help scientists refine the search for more…

NASA: Exoplanets With Oceans Likely Common

Guest “if we could only book oil & gas reserves like this” by David Middleton June 18, 2020 Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? It’s Likely, NASA Scientists…

Exoplanets: How we’ll search for signs of life

Arizona State University Whether there is life elsewhere in the universe is a question people have pondered for millennia; and within the last few decades, great strides have been made…

Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight

From NASA April 16, 2020 A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, the area around…

18-hour year planet on edge of destruction

Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type.…

Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth

Goldschmidt Conference A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. “This is a surprising conclusion”, said lead researcher Dr…