Looking for life in the universe has often come down to a search for water on other planets. But water worlds may not make enough of the nutrients life needs
Water on the planets nearest the TRAPPIST-1 star would be destroyed by UV radiation but it could survive on the cooler worlds in the habitable zone
Making space seem real and beautiful isn't just marketing. It's good for science, too. The post How NASA Visualizes Stunning Worlds Without Really Seeing Them appeared first on WIRED.
But scientists have no idea what they look like. The post 7 Earth-Like Worlds Orbit a Star So Cool, You Didn’t Know It Existed appeared first on WIRED.
Advances in radial velocity search—including a new instrument called EXPRES—could help scientists to find and weigh lots of other Earth-mass planets. The post A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth appeared first on WIRED.
A suns-set on Proxima b illuminates jutting rocks, rounded rocks, arcing rocks, and possibly some fog in the foreground. But that's all just imaginary. The post How Space Scientists Turn Exoplanets Into Places We Can ‘See' appeared first on WIRED.
Kepler's K2 mission confirms 104 new exoplanets. The post Inside Kepler, NASA’s Mission to Discover Habitable Exoplanets appeared first on WIRED.
Representatives from the US space agency announced that data from the Kepler planet hunting mission confirms 1,284 new exoplanets. The post NASA's Kepler Just Doubled the Number of Known Exoplanets appeared first on WIRED.