But who says the confirmation of alien life will come on Earth 2.0?
TESS Update: Spacecraft discovers planet ‘missing from our Solar System’
Launched in 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has found three new worlds around a neighbouring star
TRAPPIST-1 worlds have to endure formidable particles and harsh tidal heating
The three planets in the conventional habitable zone face the threat of harmful particles and gravitational tugging of the other planets
How close to the edge of a galaxy can planets exist?
Is there such a thing as a ‘galactic habitable zone’?
Life looks ‘more likely’ around Alpha Centauri
Observations of X-ray emissions around the four-light-year-distant star system shows encouraging signs for habitability of any orbiting exoplanets
Potentially habitable super-Earth discovered 200-light-years away
Out of the 15 recently discovered exoplanets in this study, one super-Earth could potentially support liquid water
TRAPPIST-1 system found to be older than the Solar System
By constraining the age of the seven-planet system, we can better our understanding of its habitability
Astronomers work out details of ‘least understood’ exoplanet
The orbital period of the TRAPPIST-1 system’s most remote planet, TRAPPIST-1h, has been uncovered
Super-Earth found in habitable zone of nearest star
The new world, around Proxima Centauri, has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface
New Habitable Zone suggested for exoplanets suitable for life
The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second “Goldilocks,” according to a Yale University researcher
Hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence begins around red dwarfs
The SETI Institute is on the look out for deliberately-produced radio signals around the dimmest stars in the universe
One in five stars promise Earth-sized habitable zone worlds, says Kepler and Keck
Will the fruits of the teamwork between space and ground telescope bring us closer to finding Earth 2.0?
Triple habitable zone planet discovery: “It is fair to assume that most habitable zone planets will be in these compact systems,” says expert
The discovery of three super-Earths all stuffed into the habitable zone of a red dwarf star in a triple star system may turn out to be quite common, experts suggest.
Living Earth-like planets could orbit dead stars, say experts
Could worlds brimming with life orbit the dead stars known as white dwarfs? A duo of theoretical scientists think it’s possible.
The search for new Earths
In the hunt for habitable planets outside of our Solar System, the discovery of a planet known as Kepler-22b and its seemingly Earth-like conditions was somewhat of a surprise.