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Evidence for Substance at Liquid-Gas Boundary on Exoplanet WASP-31b

One of the properties that makes a planet suitable for life is the presence of a weather system. Exoplanets, such as WASP-31b, are too far away to directly observe this, but astronomers can search for substances in the atmosphere that make a weather system possible. Researchers from the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and […]

Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit

A exoplanet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery much closer to home:...

An Earth-Sized Rogue Planet Discovered in the Milky Way

Our Galaxy may be teeming with rogue planets, gravitationally unbound to any star. An international team of scientists, led by Polish astronomers from the...

How Many Habitable Planets Are Out There?

Thanks to new research using data from the Kepler space telescope, it’s estimated that there could be as many as 300 million potentially habitable...

Carbon-Rich Exoplanets May Be Made of Diamonds

As missions like NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, TESS, and Kepler continue to provide insights into the properties of exoplanets (planets around other stars), scientists are increasingly able to...

Surprising Number of Exoplanets Could Host Life

Our solar system has one habitable planet — Earth. A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in...

Strangest Planets in Our Universe

Our universe is not made of stars and planets that are neatly ordered into infinity. There are numerous anomalies, strange systems, and wonderful sights...

NASA Finds Potential Earth-Like Planet 100 Lights Years Away

Scientists at NASA have discovered a planet that could harbor life. The discovery, made by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), revealed a planet...

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