Red dwarf stars may be able to support habitable exoplanets after all -- through complex tidal interactions between star and planet, global magnetic fields could evolve, protecting hypothetical life forms from the red dwarfs' ferocious nature.
The bright glint of alien oceans may be visible from afar, allowing astronomers to flag potentially habitable exoplanets.
A mathematical way to describe chaotic systems uses a simple numerical scale to show if things might fly out of control.
As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy.
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
Scientists have long puzzled over how gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn got to be so big -- now they think pebbles may be the answer.
The newly discovered planet called 51 Eridani B is about twice the mass of Jupiter, and orbits a star about 97 light-years from Earth.
Recently, NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered the most Earth-like planet yet! Is it really just like us, or should we maybe dial down our excitement?
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