The exoplanet called Barnard b is a frigid planet with a surface temperature of nearly -275 degrees Fahrenheit. A group of astronomers, however, thinks the icy world could still allow life to evolve depending on its size.
Space January 11, 2019
Astronomers discovered a new exoplanet 145 light-years away from Earth in the Virgo constellation. Wolf 503b is a potential super-Earth and here are the other reasons why astronomers find this planet interesting.
Space September 7, 2018
A high-powered laser beam device allowed scientists to experiment on the core components of super-Earths or exoplanets. The experiment yielded results that in the future can answer the question of whether exoplanets can be livable.
Material Science April 27, 2018
About 15 new exoplanets were discovered by Japanese researchers including three super-Earths. Out of those three super-Earths, one could be able to host alien life.
Space March 12, 2018
An artistic rendition of the newly found super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star hints at the close distance between the possibly habitable exoplanet and its parent star. The Earth-like planet is the prime candidate for finding signs of alien life.
Space April 20, 2017
The lack of material in Mercury's orbit suggests a super-Earth may have once formed in the solar system. What happened to this primordial world?
Space April 17, 2016
Scientists have obtained the most detailed 'fingerprint' of a super-earth exoplanet that has two sides: one is completely solid, while the other contains molten lava.
Space March 31, 2016
Researchers from the University College London and other scientific organizations have conducted the first analysis of spectral fingerprints involving the exoplanet 55 Cancri e. This was done by scanning the area of space where the super-Earth is found and processing the observations using computer analytic ‘pipeline’ software.
Space February 17, 2016
The search for the elusive Planet X continues. Two new scientific papers revealed discoveries of not just one but two massive space objects that may very well be Planet X. However, other scientists dispute the findings.
Space December 12, 2015
From the Supermoon to water on Mars to what a hurricane looks like from the International Space Station, here's everything you need to know about what happened in space this week.
Space October 2, 2015
HD 219134b is only 21 light years away which makes it to date the nearest rocky exoplanet to Earth. It orbits around a star that is colder than our sun.
Space August 2, 2015
Astronomers have discovered three exoplanets orbiting a star that is 54 light years away from Earth, which is visible at night in the northern hemisphere.
Space April 29, 2015
Planetary formation in super-Earths circling distant stars has been modeled by physicists using powerful lasers. What surprising results did the experiment reveal?
Space January 23, 2015
The exoplanet 55 Cancri e has been observed passing in front of its star for the first time by a ground-based telescope. What do we know about this strange planet?
Space December 1, 2014
Using data from the crippled Kepler space telescope, astronomers found 715 new planets, including four much like the Earth, in just one day.
Space February 28, 2014
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