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Kepler 22b: Meet an Extraordinary Planet

June 11, 2016 | 1

In constellation Cygnus the swan, about 600 light years away from us, sits an amazing planet that could have continents, oceans and creatures already living on its surface, a place that is just right in meeting all the requirements for life, Kepler 22b. 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

Red Giant Stars Could Host Exoplanets With Alien Life

May 17, 2016 |

Everything in the universe comes to an end, and our sun is no exception. In five billion years from now, the sun will become a huge orange giant star, so large that it will engulf the orbits of Mercury and Venus. Read More

EPIC-1166: The Most Massive Mini-Neptune Ever Found

May 16, 2016 |

Using ESO’s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS and photometry from NASA’ Kepler telescope, astronomers announced the discovery of a new exoplanet, a mini-Neptune world orbiting an ancient star 385 light years away from Earth. 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

TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets are most Probably Inhospitable

May 7, 2016 | 5

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of a remarkable three potential habitable exoplanets orbiting around the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, an alien planetary system just 40 light-years away from us. 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

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

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