Say hello to your new neighbor. Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, has an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone, but it wasn’t easy to find, and it’s in a bit of a dangerous place.
When stars move on to their final stages of life, the habitable zone around them moves outward, putting planets like Jupiter and Saturn into the habitable zone. Do these outer planets have enough time to develop life before the star dies?
Could we find advanced civilizations in the globular clusters orbiting the Milky Way galaxy? The authors of today’s astrobite paper think we might…
There are more moons than planets in our Solar System that harbor liquid water, and these moons may offer us the best chances of finding life off of Earth. Today’s paper takes the search for habitable moons a step further by investigating how telescopes of the near future might allow us to see and characterize these moons around exoplanets.
If parallel Universes exist, their fundamental laws of physics may be different to ours. How sensitive is the existence of life to these laws? Read on to find out.
Planets in binary star systems can receive a sizable amount of water from asteroids getting perturbed out of their orbits