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Researchers discover 45 potentially habitable exoplanets


The team found 17 exoplanets in one catalog that met their habitability criteria and another 28 exoplanets on the wider exoplanet list. ... For instance, scientists working on NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission can use the model to look for the most promising exoplanets. 24 “Superhabitable” exoplanets discovered In another study, published in the journal Astrobiology, American and German researchers identified 24 exoplanets that may be ...

NASA: At least 300 million exoplanets in the Milky Way may be habitable


Looking for habitable exoplanets in the Milky Way The study’s findings were based on data gathered by the Kepler space telescope. ... At least four of these exoplanets may be within 30 light-years of the sun, with the closest one located no more than 20 light-years away. "...

New computer models suggest life on the nearest exoplanets may already be thriving


(Related: Do the rules of environmental protection extend to exoplanets beyond our solar system? ... There may be hope that “inhospitable” exoplanets may host alien life The Cornell experiment ran computer models of the UV radiation environment on the surface of the exoplanets. "...

Do the rules of environmental protection extend to exoplanets beyond our solar system?


Goethe University researcher Claudius Gros analyzed the issue of environmental protection for exoplanets . ... By the time humans reached oxygen-rich exoplanets, the worlds might still be devoid of life. "...

Scientists identify 24 exoplanets that may be more habitable than Earth


Exoplanets, celestial bodies that orbit a star other than the sun, are found everywhere in the cosmos. ... The researchers surveyed around 4,500 such exoplanets that are , choosing those that passed their criteria for habitability. "...

Space-time ripples could help scientists uncover exoplanets from other galaxies


In turn, these technologies have the potential to spot pairs of white dwarfs and the exoplanets orbiting them. ... Future research could look into the exoplanets that formed before and after the stars became white dwarfs. "...

Experts: More than 100 giant exoplanets may have potentially life-hosting moons


During its nine years of operation, Kepler found seven out of every 10 known exoplanets. ... None of these exoplanets have been proven to have a retinue of natural satellites. "...

Cradles of life? New research says oceans on exoplanets may harbor more life than Earth


Therefore, finding out which factors boost upwelling is key to uncovering which exoplanets could support life. ... Experts typically favor studying exoplanets with as many Earth-like features as possible. "...

Newly discovered exoplanet appears to have nuclear fusion taking place in its core


“The discovery of HD 206893 c is a really important moment in the study of exoplanets, as ours may be the first direct detection of a ‘Gaia exoplanet,'” said Hinkley. ... Head over to for more news about exoplanets. Watch this video about an exoplanet that was discovered . "...

Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet that may hold WATER


Exoplanets are planets that orbit around a star. Since its launch in April 2018, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found 285 confirmed exoplanets and more than 6,000 potential candidates. ... Prior to this, Gilbert and her colleagues reported the discovery of three exoplanets around a small star called TOI-700. "...

Other planets may be home to more diverse life forms than Earth, suggest scientists


Put simply, life on Earth’s oceans and possibly on oceans in other exoplanets depend on this phenomenon to sustain biodiversity. ... Furthermore, as their models suggest, oceans in other exoplanets could be more abundant in biological activities than those on Earth. "...

NASA’s alien-hunting probe discovers 100 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system


Currently on its ninth year of operation, Kepler has identified thousands of potential exoplanets. ... Perhaps one of the new exoplanets will fulfill the dream of astronomers. Google AI helps find planets Kepler’s hunt for exoplanets is aided by Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) system. "...

Astronomers say “technosignatures” can be used to find advanced alien civilizations


He said that one area of enormous potential is to look for myriad night lights on the surface of distant exoplanets. ... If it gets built, LUVOIR’s 26- to 52-foot mirror would allow scientists to scan exoplanets and measure gases in their atmosphere. "...

Researchers spot 2 new Earth-like planets orbiting a tiny star located about 12.5 light-years from our Solar System


Their observations suggested that, due to the diminished heat produced by Teegarden’s Star, the two Earth-like exoplanets have a smaller orbit. ... The research team isn’t even sure if the two exoplanets are the only planets orbiting the dwarf star. "...

The hottest known exoplanet found to have skies made out of iron and titanium


Read more about the many exoplanets orbiting faraway stars at Cosmic.news . Sources include: ScientificAmerican.com UniBe.ch Previous :Do you sleep with your contact lenses on? ... Researchers say it’s a possibility NASA: At least 300 million exoplanets in the Milky Way may be habitable Researchers discover 45 potentially habitable exoplanets Astronomers say “technosignatures” can be used to find advanced alien civilizations Scientists discover over 1,000 stars where E....

Astronomers unveil first direct image of young exoplanet just 63 light-years away


Scientists typically observe their wobble and study barycenters to look for exoplanets. ... Direct imaging reveals new data on exoplanet The researchers of the present study wanted to image exoplanets using GRAVITY. "...

European governments launch project to confirm presence of alien life


Other projects that were instrumental in exoplanet search PLATO was only the most recent space initiative slated to search for exoplanets . ... Thirty of these exoplanets were less than twice the size of Earth and were located within the habitable zone. "...

Researchers search exomoons for signs of extraterrestrial life


The researcher asserts that exomoons — moons that orbit planets outside the solar system (exoplanets) — could hold the key to finding alien life. Of the 4,000 or so exoplanets that have been discovered by scientists thus far, only a small number of them could possibly sustain life. "...

New, exotic class of planets outside our solar system made out of GEMS


But the exoplanets recently identified by British and Swiss researchers are special because they contain large amounts of ruby and sapphire . ... These exoplanets orbit their parent stars so closely that their atmospheres would have been completely burned away. "...

The search for intelligent alien life gets a boost from the world's biggest radio telescope


Liquid water is essential to life, so exoplanets in habitable zones have always interested SETI scientists. The team has narrowed down their targets by selecting exoplanets that orbit stars identified through the space-based Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). "...