Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/04/14 11:30 CDT
Might there be many Titan-like planets and moons, with atmospheres and liquid methane rain, rivers, and lakes, across the galaxy? It's an important question if you think that liquid methane environments could support alien life, because it turns out that Titan-like planets might be more common than Earth-like planets.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/02/02 12:26 CST
I wasn't able to watch the Kepler press briefing today so I will give you links to some of my favorite blogs for information on today's announcement, which follows a major data release last night as well as the publication of a paper in Nature.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/01/10 02:12 CST
The Kepler exoplanet hunting mission has made news today with a report of "its first rocky planet."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/01 03:50 CDT
Just a linky post here.
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/09/30 06:07 CDT
With the astronomical community is buzzing with news of an exoplanet found in a star's habitable zone, The Planetary Society will co-sponsor a special event that will be streamed live on Monday, October 4.
Posted by Amir Alexander on 2010/08/27 02:32 CDT
Two nearly simultaneous announcements by scientists that they have detected entire planetary system deep in space have set the astronomical community abuzz.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/16 01:01 CST
There are two cool stories circulating today on the theme of discovering new places in the cosmos.
Posted by Amir Alexander on 2005/10/27 12:00 CDT
Almost since it was founded in 1980, The Planetary Society has been there for the search for other worlds.