We answer this intriguing question
Heroes of Space: James E. Webb
The man without whom NASA might never have made it to the Moon.
What is Heat Death?
Is this one of the ways the universe could end?
How close to the edge of a galaxy can planets exist?
Is there such a thing as a ‘galactic habitable zone’?
Spacecraft discovers Mars offers clues to origin of Earth’s life
The discovery of evidence for ancient seafloor hydrothermal deposits on the Red Planet identifies an area that may offer clues on the beginning of life
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Building blocks of life found on Saturn’s moon Titan
Archival data has confirmed that molecules of vinyl cyanide reside in the atmosphere of the ringed planet’s satellite
Possible habitable region discovered within Saturn moon
Scientists have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material erupting from Enceladus
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Venus-like exoplanet could have oxygen atmosphere
New research suggests that GJ 1132b’s atmosphere has a thin wispy atmosphere baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit
Mars-like environment on Earth could provide clues in search for life
A team of astrobiologists descended below our planet’s surface looking for answers about life on other worlds
Asteroid bombardment helped to support early life on Earth
In the first billion years of Earth’s history, the planet was bombarded by primordial space rocks, while a faint Sun provided much less heat
Small stars found to pack a big X-ray punch for would-be planets
Young stars much less massive than the Sun can unleash a torrent of radiation that can significantly shorten the lifetime of planet-forming discs
Astronomers witness star stripping away young planet’s atmosphere
Astronomers searching for the galaxy’s youngest planets have found compelling evidence for one unlike any other
Exploding stars showered Earth with radioactive metal, say astronomers
Evidence of a series of massive supernova explosions near our Solar System, which showered our planet with radioactive debris, has been found
Chilean telescope captures best image yet of “Southern Owl’s” dying star
Hauntingly glowing in the darkness of space, the planetary nebula ESO 378-1 cuts an eerie figure
Spacecraft spies Ceres’ strange bright spots making a “mini-atmosphere”
The bright spots on the dwarf planet have become even more tantalising
What would life be like on Uranus?
We take a look at the answer to this intriguing question
Five facts you need to know about Ceres
Here’s some things that you probably don’t know about the dwarf planet
“The suitability for human life on a super-Earth is always a possibility,” says exoplanet hunter
We spoke to Professor Abel Méndez at the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, to learn more about the potential for life on super-Earths