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 Find Several years ago, planetary scientist Lynnae Quick began to wonder whether any of the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system,…

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 in our search for signs of life outside of our solar system. NASA missions like the space telescope Kepler have helped us document thousands of…

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 a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Scientists discovered this planet, called Kepler-1649c, when looking through old observations from Kepler, which the…

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