A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Simply being in the habitable zone may not be sufficient to support life. A planet also must start with an internal temperature that is just right.

Proposed space telescope for quality viewing of earth sized exoplanets out to 45 light years

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The High Definition Space Telescope would be five times as big and 100 times as sensitive as Hubble.

Earth-like planets around proxima centauri discovered- could support life?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

4000+ exoplanet candidates have been discovered by the Kepler mission. Proxima is the nearest star to the sun.

Planet 9 could have once been an exoplanet, stolen by our sun

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016
by Alex Muller

'Astronomers often find exoplanets hundreds of light years away in other solar systems, but there is probably one hiding in our own backyard'

Red dwarf exoplanets not as habitable as once believed

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Computer models suggest that these planets are likely rendered uninhabitable by their super-dense atmospheres.