'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.

New Tool Could Help Spot Alien Life

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

Earths atmosphere is heavy and keeps water from flying off into space. So astronomers looking for alien worlds that can harbor life have also been looking for heavy atmospheres.

Kepler demonstrates that it can still detect planets

Posted in Hardware on 20th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Last year, it looked as though the Kepler space probe had nothing to look forward to but the scrap heap.

$600M planet hunting space telescope Kepler comes back online

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Space telescope Kepler is once again able to resume finding new planets outside our own solar system.

Life on other planets could be far more widespread

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Earth sized planets can support life at least ten times farther away from stars than previously thought, according to researchers