KU Leuven astronomers have shown that the interaction between the surface and the atmosphere of an exoplanet has major consequences for the temperature on the planet. This temperature, in turn, is a crucial element in the ...
Earth is situated right in the middle of our Sun's habitable zone and it's a comfortable place for life. We enjoy a relatively stable climate and the right amount of warmth to allow liquid water.
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is taking steps to return the rover to full activity following a precautionary stand-down over the Fourth of July weekend.
If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth.
Astronomers have found a plethora of planets around nearby stars. And it appears that Earth-sized planets in habitable zones are probably common.
A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports.
New research has revealed that fewer than predicted planets may be capable of harbouring life because their atmospheres keep them too hot.
It is a well-known fact that all stars have a lifespan. This begins with their formation, then continues through their main sequence phase (which constitutes the majority of their life) before ending in death. In most cases, ...
Researchers pioneer new calibration strategies for detecting 'habitable' planets outside the solar system
EU researchers have pioneered new calibration strategies for detecting "habitable" planets outside our solar system – with impressive results already.
All throughout the universe, there are stars in varying phases and ages. The oldest detected Kepler planets (exoplanets found using NASA's Kepler telescope) are about 11 billion years old, and the planetary diversity suggests ...