Kepler telescope discovers 100 Earth-sized planets

Posted in Science on 11th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

It has also detected nine small planets within so-called habitable zones, where conditions are favourable for liquid water, and potentially life.

3 newly discovered exoplanets prime candidates in search for life elsewhere

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The worlds are potentially habitable given their sizes and temperatures, and may be the best candidates yet in the search for life.

Astronomers Found Evidence for Exoplanets 100 Years Ago But Didnt Know It

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A 1917 astronomical glass plate from the Cargenie Observatorys collection is offering the oldest evidence for a planet orbiting another star.

Astronomers find planets stripped bare by their host stars' radiation

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of planets that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.

NASA is building a new exoplanet-hunting tool

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The $10 million instrument is expected to start looking for exoplanets in 2019.