60 billion potentially habitable planets may be orbiting Red Dwarfs in our Milky Way alone, twice the number previously thought. Image © NASA
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Astronomers made new observations of Gliese 667C, and by combing them with existing data from HARPS at ESO’s 3.6-metre telescope in Chile, they reveal a
An international team of scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler mission, has announced the discovery of the first small, potentially rocky planets. Named Kepler-62e and
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), using publicly available data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, have found that six percent of red dwarf
The year of exoplanets. The Kepler space observatory to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The spacecraft, named in honor of the 17th-century German astronomer
This image shows a composition of all the current potential habitable exoplanets candidates in the catalog. The exoplanets are ranked by similarity to Earth from
This artist’s conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that
The habitable zone, or the “goldilocks zone” as it’s often known (not to close to the star, not too far away), is the orbital range