Study finds an exoplanet, tilted on its side, could still be habitable if covered in ocean
Nearly 2,000 planets beyond our solar system have been identified to date. Whether any of these exoplanets are hospitable to life depends on a number of criteria. Among these, scientists have thought, is ...
Engineering students aim to generate first breathable air on Mars
A project by students from The University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards has reached the finals of an international competition to land vital experiments on the Red Planet.
What is the average surface temperature of the planets in our solar system?
It's is no secret that Earth is the only inhabited planet in our Solar System. All the planets besides Earth lack a breathable atmosphere for terrestrial beings, but also, many of them are too hot or too ...
Researchers find tidally distorted exoplanets may have unique signatures
Astronomers could soon be able to find rocky planets stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit, according to a group of researchers in the United States. The team, led by Prabal Saxena of George ...
Astronomer confirms a new "Super-Earth" planet
A University of British Columbia astronomer is a key player in the discovery of a new exoplanet, out beyond our solar system.