Pair of Planets That Could Harbor Alien Life Now Seem More Habitable Than Ever – In early May, a team of astronomers led by MIT announced that they had discovered three Earth-like planets orbiting a small dwarf star, known as TRAPPIST-1, only 40 light years away. The planets are considered the most likely worlds to find life outside our solar system due to their size, moderate temperatures, and their short distance from us which makes them easy to observe. Now, the same team of scientists has announced that the two innermost planets of the system have rocky surfaces, increasing the likelihood that they could harbor life as we know it. A paper detailing the new findings was published today in Nature.
A jealous Planet Nine may have shoved its siblings for attention. If a massive ninth planet exists in our solar system, it might explain why the planets are out of line with the sun.
An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Arizona, have reported finding 197 initial planet candidates, with 104 planets confirmed by scientists.
A NASA scientist believes that life on Mars, if it exists at all, will be found deep underground and, most likely, in isolated pockets. And it will likely be microbial as well.
Known as the Mars Rover 2020, will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may have been favourable for microbial life, probing the Martian rocks for evidence of past life.
Boffins say they think there's bacteria below Mars' icy surface that is very similar to that found in Antarctica
They go to space with perfect vision and come back with a loss of acuity.
Several recent news stories have reported that a mysterious anomaly in Cassini's orbit could potentially be explained by the gravitational tug of a massive new planet in our solar system, lurking far beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Scientists have found strong evidence for the existence of water clouds on a nearby brown dwarf , and it's the first time these kinds of clouds have been discovered outside our Solar System. The brown dwarf in question is called WISE 0855 , and...
Planet 9, the hypothetical planet that lurks at the outskirts of our solar system, may be coming into focus in the near future, thanks to the efforts of scientists around the world. New theories are emerging about the potential location and even the possibility that there are two or more as yet undiscovered planets orbiting the sun beyond Neptune.
NASA has approved a mission extension for the New Horizons spacecraft, which in July 2105 performed the first flyby of Pluto.
THE eerie sounds of Jupiter have been captured by the impending Juno spacecraft which is set to reach its destination shortly.
State-of-the-art computer simulations let scientists figure out why some galaxies are green. They said a green color for a galaxy might reveal a troubled past.
Swirling storms. Dusty rings. Glowing polar lights.
Unlike auroras here, which are caused by solar storms, Jupiter pulls charged particles from its surroundings, including solar winds and even the volcanos on Io, one of its moons and the most volcanically active world in the solar system. In addition to stunning images, NASA also released unusual “sounds” from Jupiter captured by the Juno spacecraft, which will enter orbit around the planet on July 4.
The dwarf planet Ceres is a salty, active world that cooked up rich, carbonate compounds in watery conditions beneath its crust, two new papers confirm.
Strange signals are bombarding Earth. But where are they coming from?
A black hole recently discovered is hidden in plain sight, very quietly eating away at its companion star. Its existence implies there may be millions ...
Pluto's moon Charon has a canyon that appears to be deeper than any scientists have studied previously.
Called the Russian Orbital Station, or ROS, it will will include three modules, two of which will detatch from the ISS, with an option to add two more at a later date.