exoplanet

team earth

Stop Saying 'Humans Suck' Because of Climate Change, Says Astrobiologist

Adam Frank’s new book Light of the Stars explores how the search for intelligent alien life in the universe can help humans combat climate change on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.18
exoplanets

Proxima B May Not Be Such a Great Second Home For Humanity After All

Unless you like radiation blasts to the face.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.18
Lost Worlds

‘Rogue Planets’ Are Roaming Our Galaxy

And astronomers have found an ingenious way to spot them.
Becky Ferreira
7.24.17
Exoplanet Exploitation

Capitalism Will Ruin Other Planets After It Ruins Earth

The search for habitable planets is driven by capitalism's failures
Caroline Haskins
6.7.17
nice weather

Simulations Predict a Hemisphere-Wide Thunderstorm on Proxima B

Simulations suggest that the closest Earth-like exoplanet would be habitable under a far greater range of orbital and atmospheric conditions than previously assumed.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.15.17
Interstellar Travel

Pretend You’re Anywhere But Here in These TRAPPIST-1 Concept Videos

Experience everyone’s new favorite solar system in VR.
Becky Ferreira
2.23.17
nasa

Clouds On This Planet Could Be Made Of The Same Stuff As Rubies

For the first time, scientists observed weather patterns on a gas giant beyond our solar system.
Kate Lunau
12.12.16
nasa

New Tool Allows Astronomers to Directly Observe Exoplanets

It’s kind of like observing “a speck of tinsel floating in front of a spotlight hundreds of miles away.”
Daniel Oberhaus
11.12.16
earth

The Sun’s Closest Neighbor Has Its Own Earth-Sized World

“The search for life on Proxima b comes next.”
Becky Ferreira
8.24.16
video

Watch this Brief History of the Search for an Earthlike Exoplanet

A trip inside the “holy grail” of exoplanet research.
Becky Ferreira
7.20.16
nasa

The Kepler Mission Has Found Another 1,284 Planets—The Biggest Haul Yet

Some of these planets could host life.
Kate Lunau
5.10.16
Space

For the First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a the Birth of a Planet

At only two million years old, the LkCa 15 is a cosmic nursery.
Becky Ferreira
11.22.15
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