News tagged with distant worlds

Questions of continental crust

Geological processes shape the planet Earth and are in many ways essential to our planet's habitability for life. One important geological process is plate tectonics – the drifting, colliding and general movement of continental ...

dateNov 27, 2014 in Earth Sciences
shares2 comments 0

The case for alien life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: Earth. But evidence is mounting that we are not alone. Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar and astrophysicist Steven Desch, professors in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 2

How to learn a star's true age

( -- For many movie stars, their age is a well-kept secret. In space, the same is true of the actual stars. Like our Sun, most stars look almost the same for most of their lives. So how can we tell if a star is ...

dateMay 24, 2011 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 7