Traditional rules of chemistry are not followed within the interiors of Super-Planets, says a new study.
Researchers recently disclosed how it is for the Earth-like planet Kepler-438b, which is likely having its atmosphere stripped away by its violent parent star.
After examining potentially habitable climates of three exoplanets, two seem to use an air-condition-like system that prevents the planet from getting too hot, according to KU Leuven researchers.
It is no secret that more experts than you can count have turned their attention to the stars, searching for planets that would support Earth-like life. The recent discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like exoplanet ever found, has even sparked a great deal of public interest. However, it's still unclear if any discovery could actually support life. Now a pair of researchers are claiming to have identified a new way to ensure a little more certainty in this exciting hunt.
It looks like the planet Earth is going to need a bigger family tree... NASA recently announced that their planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope (KST) has discovered the most Earth-like planet ever seen - the latest addition to a list of 12 exceptionally promising and potentially habitable worlds.
Well, not yet, but that is the direction that scientists are headed. "Cloudy for the morning, turning to clear with scorching heat in the afternoon," may soon apply not just to typical late-summer days on Earth, but also to planets located outside our solar system, according to a new study.
Not too long ago, scientists on the hunt for habitable worlds and extraterrestrial life would have said that the best bet is to look for where there is water. However, they now understand that this sole condition really doesn't do much to narrow things down, as the Universe may very well be awash with the stuff.
Our own Milky Way galaxy harbors thousands of potentially habitable planets, telling scientists that in the search for life not on Earth, they should be looking a little closer to home.
NASA's Kepler satellite has discovered a new star system that boasts five Earth-sized planets, dating back to the dawn of our own Milky Way galaxy, new research shows.
Experts are pointing one massive set of binoculars at the night sky, hoping to "clear the dust" from our search for habitable worlds just like Earth.
NASA's planet hunting Kepler Space Telescope is on a roll! The telescope has monitored more than 150,000 stars beyond our solar system since its launch, and has highlighted more than 4,000 candidate exoplanets for further analysis. As of Tuesday, NASA announced the verification of the 1000th of those worlds, adding to the "Kepler Hall of Fame."
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope finally had an opportunity to prove its worth after it recently discovered a brand-new exoplanet. This is after the spacecraft telescope saw difficulties just last year that forced it to abandon its initial mission.
How does living in an endless ocean sound? For some, a perpetual sea-side view may be a dream come true. And that dream may already be a reality for extraterrestrial life, according to a new study which suggests that watery exoplanets tilted on their axis in just the right way would boast a "rather mild" and habitable climate.
It seems that certain exoplanets are just too hot to handle. Far-away planets referred to as "mirage Earths" once boasted intense heat during their formation, which unfortunately prevented them from ever becoming habitable, according to a new study.