Tagged: exoplanet

Proxima b: the Earth next door? - News

John Kerr Aug 25, 2016

The astronomy world is abuzz following the discovery of a planet in a neighboring star system, sitting in just the right position to – theoretically – host liquid water.  It is still over four light years away, but the planet Proxima b in the Alpha Centauri system is the closest Earth-like planet we’ve found. The discovery is published today in the journal Nature. Read More

Kepler finds more ‘Earth-like planets’, but are they really like Earth? - Guest Work

Guest Author May 13, 2016

By Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland The number of confirmed planets orbiting other stars has just jumped by 1,284 with NASA’s new analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope. That takes the total number of known exoplanets to 3,264, with more than two-thirds (2,325) having been found by this one incredible space observatory alone. Read More