Case made for the existence of a 'ninth planet'

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The planet would have 10 times the mass of Earth. Astronomers have an idea where it ought to be in the sky, and we might expect a campaign to try to track it down.

Astronomers Want to Build A Forty Foot Space Telescope to Find the Next Earth

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

To achieve this, well need a spacecraft more advanced than anything humans have built, a telescope with 10x the seeing power of Hubble.

Advance in astronomy 'can help find other worlds'

Posted in Featured, Science on 4th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

"Our technique can tell you how big and bright is the star, and if a planet around it is the right size and temperature to have water oceans, and maybe life"

Space telescopes launching in 2017 and 2018 will mean a lot more exoplanet discoveries

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

New space telescopes will be put up over the next few years to search for more planets outside our solar system and analyze their atmospheres.

Search For Intelligent Aliens Near Bizarre Dimming Star Has Begun

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The search for signs of life in a mysterious star system hypothesized to potentially harbor an "alien megastructure" is now underway.