"We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet," says astronomer Adam Frank.
Artist's impression of Voyager 1. Artist's impression of the Starshot nanocraft. This article was originally posted on Inverse
The Earth-like planets are the first ones found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star.
Let's take a look at one of the most intriguing of the 1,739 confirmed exoplanets that is both Earth-sized and in the habitable zone of its star. Known only by its catalog number, Kepler-186f, it has no name yet, but we know quite a bit about it already.
In a panel discussion at the Washington headquarters Monday, the agency said it’s highly unlikely we’re alone in the universe. It believes advancements in telescope technology will help confirm the existence of other life on at least one of the 100 million worlds in our galaxy.
"To find evidence of actual life is going to take another generation of telescopes," Matt Mountain, director of the Space
However, it's unclear at the moment just how much Gliese 832c resembles Earth. Indeed, its discoverers think the newfound
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The team didn't expect to find a possibly habitable world around Kapteyn's Star, which is one-third as massive as the sun
Hands made the video as part of his PhD research in astrophysics using data from the Open Exoplanet Catalog. To date, the