"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...
Finding alien worlds is an idea older than science-fiction itself. The problem is how planets are exceptionally difficult to spot at the best of times, what with being small dull rocks insanely far away, never mind their nasty habit... Read Post
"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