Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light-years away from the Earth . This makes TRAPPIST-1 the planetary system with the largest number of Earth-sized planets discovered so far. These planets are also relatively temperate, making them a tantalizing place to search for signs of life beyond our Solar System. Now, an international team […]Read More TRAPPIST-1 Planetary Atmospheres May Be Habitable
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from […]Read More Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to Have Earthlike Atmosphere
Holy wow! This was science fiction until today! We didn’t think this was possible! Link: NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Sized, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single StarRead More A Treasure-Trove of Worlds!