Exoplanet

Who’s Out There?— Ozone? What Else?

Could seasonal variations in atmospheric content provide evidence for life on exoplanets? Sounds better than just a sniff of…

Nearby Alien Planet May Be Capable of Supporting Life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life. Ross 128b — which lies just 11…

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people…

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last…

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start…

Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?

WASHINGTON — From the lovable, candy-munching E.T. to the deadly

The James Webb Telescope Will Expand Our View of the Universe

The James Webb Space Telescope or Webb…

TRAPPIST-1h Orbit Suggests It Is Too Cold for Life

Scientists have confirmed that all seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system circle…

‘Styrofoam’ Planet Discovery Will Help Us Find Habitable Planets and Alien Life

KELT-11b will help astronomers develop the best tools for assessing habitability or…

Mars May Have Been Born in the Asteroid Belt

Research suggests that gravitational interactions forced Mars out of the asteroid…

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have No Large Moons, Study Argues

The conditions for habitable exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system…

The Search for Life in the Universe Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Discovering several Earth-size planets around TRAPPIST-1 means the…

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