articles tagged: exoplanets
gliese 581d gets the nod for habitability
# space

gliese 581d gets the nod for habitability

Gliese 581d, one of the exoplanets considered potential homes for alien creatures seems to show even more promise on further investigation.

how to keep your ocean in interstellar space
# astrobiology

how to keep your ocean in interstellar space

Just because a planet was ejected from its solar system doesn't mean its oceans can't stay liquid long enough to host some basic life.

kepler delivers its first exoplanet menagerie
# space

kepler delivers its first exoplanet menagerie

Kepler's first survey gives us a list of over 1,200 new potential planets and shows that terrestrial planets may be as common as we hoped.

hunting for exoplanets in alien galaxies. sort of.
# space

hunting for exoplanets in alien galaxies. sort of.

Astronomers found a planet on death row orbiting a dying star. The kicker? That solar system was born in another galaxy.

pardon me, but your hot spot is on sideways
# space

pardon me, but your hot spot is on sideways

An extrasolar Hot Jupiter called Upsilon Andromedae b has a hot spot in one of the strangest and most awkward possible places in its atmosphere and scientists aren't quite sure why.

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