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Hunting Extraterrestrial Life On Exomoons

June 8, 2016 |

In the past two decades, astronomers have detected more than 2000 exoplanets, the first of these detections were gas giants as massive as Jupiter that are so close to the host that they are heated to high temperature in order of 2,000°C; but now, for the first time, astronomers are getting down to the regime of potentially habitable Earth-like worlds. Read More

The Promise of Kepler-62f: A Distant Earth-like World

May 30, 2016 |

On April 18, 2013, NASA’ astronomers announced the discovery of a new planetary system composed of five worlds orbiting a star somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun, approximately 1,200 light-years away from us in the constellation Lyra. Read More

Gliese 581d: Earth-like World Within Our Reach

May 25, 2016 | 1

NASA astronomers said they’ve discovered a planet that they believe has a 100% chance of having life on it and its relatively close to us, just in our cosmic neighborhood — meet Gliese 581d. Read More

Kepler have Found 1284 Alien Planets, 9 In the Habitable Zone

May 11, 2016 |

On Tuesday evening, NASA held an extraordinary press conference announcing Kepler’ last results on exoplanets research: amazingly, the number of known alien planets has just gone up by more than 60%. Read More

Meet HAT-P-11b A Neptune Like World with Extreme Weather

May 5, 2016 |

Weather here on Earth can be really nasty, but on distant worlds, the atmospheric conditions can be extreme, far beyond anything we saw or imagine. Here’s why you should not go to HAT-P-11b. Read More

Nearby Three Earth Like Planets Discovered

May 4, 2016 | 1

Our biggest challenge is to find potential life-bearing worlds among the stars. Discovering a planet that are not just Earth-sized, but truly Earth-like will mark a milestone in astronomy and beyond. Read More

Crazy Technologies To Better Find Distant Earth like Planets

April 30, 2016 |

Finding a true Earth analog orbiting within the habitable zone of a sun-like star is a sort of holy grail to astronomers and we are about to get a lot closer to detect one in the near future as new incredible inventions and technologies are available to us now. Read More

NASA Hubble Telescope Spots A Makemake Moon

April 29, 2016 |

Our solar system is a huge place, it’s true edge stretches far beyond the Kuiper belt. Maybe, you are familiar with Pluto, the demoted planet and the most famous dwarf planet within the Kuiper belt, but there are too many objects beyond it; actually, there are dwarf planets larger than Pluto residing there. Read More

A Venus-Mass Planet In Extremly Rare Planetary System

April 25, 2016 |

Over the past two decades, the study of exoplanets has grown more rapidly than any other field of astronomy. Read More

New Tool To Revolutionize Planet Hunting

April 24, 2016 |

The discovery of the first exoplanet back in 1995 received widespread media attention and was seen as an important landmark in a new research field, the planet hunting research. Read More

Rise Of Wormholes: The Realistic Interstellar Travel

April 19, 2016 |

The existence of dark matter in the universe is one of the major puzzles of current astrophysics, cosmology and particles research. While there is clear evidence for the existence of dark matter from astronomical observations, it is still unclear what the physical nature of dark matter is. Read More

GJ 832: Fascinating Planetary System with An Earth Like Planet

April 18, 2016 |

At night, when you look at the stars and you wonder “is anybody out there?” just realize that someone out there could be looking back at you and wondering the same. Read More

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