"Gas giants, terrestrial planets, and now superfluid worlds...intelligent alien life would most certainly be completely different then us. This is why it's proving so difficult for us to detect them. They're so radically different from us not only from a...
"Star-Wars" like Tatooine binary-star worlds may prove to be hot spots for the existence of smaller, rockier planets at distances where liquid water can exist. NASA's Kepler mission has just discovered multiple transiting planets or... Read Post
"GJ1214b is like no planet we know of. A huge fraction of its mass is made up of water." Zachory Berta, astronomer with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Our solar system contains three types of planets: rocky, terrest... Read Post
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 a planet's obliquity the ang... Read Post