It’s the only exoplanet known so far to have both water and temperatures needed for life.
Astronomers say 'K2-33b' is just 5 million to 10 million years old.
The university student found four "planet candidates" outside of our solar system.
The methods used to find this alien world, which has no host star, could help us to better identify life-sustaining objects in the future.
One star and its planet could become "Starry Bunnies" and "Tortoise."
The astronomers plan to continue seeking and conducting research on similar exoplanets to determine whether they too might
"When our planet was frozen over during an episode known as 'snowball Earth,' the effect on the biota seems to have been
"We have a series of small telescopes spread around the world -- in Namibia, New South Wales, and Chile -- we're able to
(Story continues below image.) lllustration of the orbit of Kepler-432b (inner, red) in comparison to the orbit of Mercury
Except for a few notable exceptions, nearly all stars appear as mere points of light because their distance simply precludes our current capabilities from seeing otherwise. Let's look at a cool analogy to understand the issue and how it relates to planets.
The model helped the team estimate J1407b's mass and the size of the ring system (see an animation of the model here). It
Looking at our own Solar System helps us understand how the placement of an Exoplanet within the habitable zone of its star will drastically affect its climate.