Analysis of Super-Earth atmosphere reveals potentially-habitable world

Posted in Business, Science on 1st Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The main differences between an Earth-like and a Neptune-like exoplanet come down to the ratio of atmosphere-to-rock, as well as the composition of both.

Finding Over 100 Million Exoplanets By 2050

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The cumulative number of exoplanets that have been discovered has been following power law scaling for the past 25 years and if this continued to 2050 then we would find about 100 million exoplanets.

Earth's magnetic field reversals may take much longer than we thought

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Earth's magnetic field plays a key role in making our little planet habitable, since without it the surface would be bombarded by radiation from space

TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

As astronomers stepped up the search for planets around other stars over the past decade, they noticed that our solar system is missing the most common type of planet – the so-called super-Earth.

Space-based gravitational-wave detector may detect strange exoplanets

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

LISA could be used to identify a very strange class of planets: heavy planets orbiting binary pairs of white dwarf stars. But because of its exquisite sensitivity, LISA could potentially spot them orbiting outside our own galaxy.