Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.
Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.
Creation and development of bodies within solar systems, includes study of early planetary geology.
The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.
The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
Large bodies consisting of self-luminous gas held together by their own gravity. (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.
Aggregates of matter in outer space, such as stars, planets, comets, etc. and the properties and processes they undergo.
Small solar system planetary bodies including asteroids. Most asteroids are found within the gap lying between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
The first planet in order from the sun. It has no known natural satellites. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.
The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes eight planets, one minor planet, and 34 natural satellites, more than 1,000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS (asteroids) and METEOROIDS. (From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983)
The eighth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its two natural satellites are Nereid and Triton.
The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Any solid objects moving in interplanetary space that are smaller than a planet or asteroid but larger than a molecule. Meteorites are any meteoroid that has fallen to a planetary surface. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The fourth planet in order from the sun. Its two natural satellites are Deimos and Phobos. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the solar system.
The origin of life. It includes studies of the potential basis for life in organic compounds but excludes studies of the development of altered forms of life through mutation and natural selection, which is BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION.
The seventh planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. It has five known natural satellites.
Chemical and physical transformation of the biogenic elements from their nucleosynthesis in stars to their incorporation and subsequent modification in planetary bodies and terrestrial biochemistry. It includes the mechanism of incorporation of biogenic elements into complex molecules and molecular systems, leading up to the origin of life.
The science of the earth and other celestial bodies and their history as recorded in the rocks. It includes the study of geologic processes of an area such as rock formations, weathering and erosion, and sedimentation. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Water waves caused by the gravitational interactions between the EARTH; MOON; and SUN.
The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.
The ninth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its only natural satellite is Charon.
Devices, manned and unmanned, which are designed to be placed into an orbit about the Earth or into a trajectory to another celestial body. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)
The solid substance formed by the FREEZING of water.
Travel beyond the earth's atmosphere.
The fifth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its sixteen natural satellites include Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io.
An environment simulating one or more parameters of the space environment, applied in testing space systems or components. Often, a closed chamber is used, capable of approximating the vacuum and normal environments of space. (From NASA Thesaurus, 1988) This also includes simulated EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY studies in atmosphere exposure chambers or water tanks.
Any type of variation in the appearance of energy output of the sun. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
Metals that constitute the group 2 (formerly group IIa) of the periodic table.
Finely divided solid matter with particle sizes smaller than a micrometeorite, thus with diameters much smaller than a millimeter, moving in interplanetary space. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
High-energy radiation or particles from extraterrestrial space that strike the earth, its atmosphere, or spacecraft and may create secondary radiation as a result of collisions with the atmosphere or spacecraft.
The inanimate matter of Earth, the structures and properties of this matter, and the processes that affect it.
A method of separation of two or more substances by repeated distribution between two immiscible liquid phases that move past each other in opposite directions. It is a form of liquid-liquid chromatography. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Activities performed by humans.
A genus of the family HYLOBATIDAE consisting of six species. The members of this genus inhabit rain forests in southeast Asia. They are arboreal and differ from other anthropoids in the great length of their arms and very slender bodies and limbs. Their major means of locomotion is by swinging from branch to branch by their arms. Hylobates means dweller in the trees. Some authors refer to Symphalangus and Nomascus as Hylobates. The six genera include: H. concolor (crested or black gibbon), H. hoolock (Hoolock gibbon), H. klossii (Kloss's gibbon; dwarf siamang), H. lar (common gibbon), H. pileatus (pileated gibbon), and H. syndactylus (siamang). H. lar is also known as H. agilis (lar gibbon), H. moloch (agile gibbon), and H. muelleri (silvery gibbon).
A species of GAMMARETROVIRUS causing leukemia in the gibbon ape. Natural transmission is by contact.
Carbonic acid (H2C03). The hypothetical acid of carbon dioxide and water. It exists only in the form of its salts (carbonates), acid salts (hydrogen carbonates), amines (carbamic acid), and acid chlorides (carbonyl chloride). (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Long chain organic acid molecules that must be obtained from the diet. Examples are LINOLEIC ACIDS and LINOLENIC ACIDS.
Cultivation of natural faunal resources of water. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.
Downslope movements of soil and and/or rock resulting from natural phenomena or man made actions. These can be secondary effects of severe storms, VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS and EARTHQUAKES.
Sudden slips on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.
Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.
The use of ultraviolet electromagnetic radiation in the treatment of disease, usually of the skin. This is the part of the sun's spectrum that causes sunburn and tanning. Ultraviolet A, used in PUVA, is closer to visible light and less damaging than Ultraviolet B, which is ionizing.
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  • Yes, in what is an apparent trifecta, this newly-discovered exoplanet is Earth-like, orbits within its sun's habitable zone, and is within our reach. (universetoday.com)
  • The still nameless planet is believed to be Earth-like and orbits at a distance to Proxima Centauri that could allow it to have liquid water on its surface - an important requirement for the emergence of life. (universetoday.com)
  • The star's inner planets have orbits that resemble Jupiter's Galilean moons . (popularmechanics.com)
  • All seven orbit much closer to TRAPPIST-1 than even Mercury orbits the sun, allowing them to receive about the same amount of energy and heat as the Earth. (popularmechanics.com)
  • MIAMI-Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA said Thursday. (industryweek.com)
  • In many cases, the simulated planets had orbits lying within the habitable zone of the star. (redorbit.com)
  • We've found planets before that appear to be in their star's habitable zone, like Gliese 370 b , a rocky world which orbits a slightly cooler, orange star closer than the Earth-Sun distance, placing it right within the Goldilocks zone for habitability. (scienceblogs.com)
  • All of the seven exoplanets discovered around TRAPPIST-1 orbit much closer to their star than Mercury does to the Sun, as shown here in this comparison of the TRAPPIST-1 orbits with the Galilean moons of Jupiter and the planets of the inner solar system. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • All their orbits would easily fit inside Mercury's circuit around the Sun. The years of the inner six range from 1.5 to 12 Earth days long, with the period of outermost h being anywhere between 14 to 35 days. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • During this inbound migration, the worlds catch one another in resonant orbits, such that they can form a kind of "chain of planets," he says. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • In this case, the migration landed the exoplanets in what the team calls the "temperate zone" - orbits with enough incoming starlight that, with the right conditions, the planets might at least sometimes have liquid surface water. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Envisat orbits our planet every 100 minutes and is speeding along at more than seven kilometres per second. (esa.int)
  • The planets in order and moving around their eliptic orbits. (turbosquid.com)
  • Indeed, the dwarf star and its seven satellites -- with orbits ranging from 1.5 to 12 days -- would all fit comfortably in the distance between the Sun and its closest planet, Mercury. (france24.com)
  • The positions of these planets coincide with orbits of planets observed by ground-based telescopes in 2007 and 2008. (earthtimes.org)
  • The positions of the star and the orbits of the four known planets are shown schematically. (earthtimes.org)
  • Now, by meticulously reviewing old images taken by Hubble nearly a dozen years ago, astronomers have been able to identify the planets as Hubble captured them then, providing new insight into the nature of their orbits, mass and other characteristics. (earthtimes.org)
  • The discovery of multiple images, taken more than a decade apart, has allowed astronomers to calculate the planets' orbits. (earthtimes.org)
  • From the Hubble images we can determine the shape of their orbits, which brings insight into the system stability, planet masses and eccentricities, and also the inclination of the system," says Soummer. (earthtimes.org)
  • The three outer gas-giants have exceptionally long orbits, of 100-, 200-, and 400-years, respectively, which makes it difficult to glean information about them without waiting long enough for the planets to have progressed significantly in their orbits. (earthtimes.org)
  • All five planets have orbits lying roughly within Mercury's orbit in our solar system. (rediff.com)
  • Before leaving Earth orbit, after its launch from India's Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sriharikota Island, Nov. 5, Mangalyaan completed six orbits of the Earth at progressively higher altitudes thanks to a series of engine burns. (digitaljournal.com)
  • By looking for the tiny "wobble" of a star as a planet orbits around it, researchers can identify the exoplanet and figure out how massive it is. (nss.org)
  • An illustration of the asteroid belt where the dwarf planet Ceres resides between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (cnet.com)
  • And if any of the more than 2,300 planet candidates identified by the Kepler space observatory have civilizations that lofted their own versions of the Kepler, they are in a position to see transits of Earth, too: by definition, their orbits must sometimes align with the plane of Earth's. (plos.org)
  • Unfortunately, the planet orbits so close to its parent star (0.04 AU) that its surface temperature is estimated to be approximately 1500 degrees Kelvin, so the chance of the planet supporting any kind of life is doubtful. (aavso.org)
  • Using data obtained by Kepler and numerous observatories around the world, an international team has found a Super-Earth that orbits its orange dwarf star in just 14 hours. (universetoday.com)
  • One of the latest finds made using Kepler is EPIC 228813918 b , a terrestrial (i.e. rocky) planet that orbits a red dwarf star some 264 to 355 light years from Earth. (universetoday.com)
  • The planet, whose radius we determine to be 0.89 ± 0.09 [Earth radii], and which must have a iron mass fraction greater than 0.45, orbits a star of mass 0.463 ± 0.052 M and radius 0.442 ± 0.044 R. (universetoday.com)
  • The planet orbits 1.5 times the Earth-sun distance. (slashgear.com)
  • The outermost planet orbits in the "Goldilocks" zone, a region where surface temperatures could be moderate enough for liquid water and perhaps life, to exist. (eurekalert.org)
  • The smallest and outermost planet, at 1.5 Earth radii, orbits far enough from its host star that it receives levels of light from its star similar to those received by Earth from the sun, said UC Berkeley graduate student Erik Petigura. (eurekalert.org)
  • Although media reports say the rumored planet orbits in a region that's potentially favorable for life, these smaller stars are less stable, and Proxima Centauri is known to have violent flares at times. (discovermagazine.com)
  • The researchers studied 74 Earth-sized exoplanets at distances up to hundreds of light-years away, and found that the planets orbit their 28 parent stars in much the same manner as our own - in stark contrast to massive exoplanets that often feature elongated and otherwise oddly shaped orbits. (extremetech.com)
  • The team, which also included planet hunter Geoffrey Marcy, UC Berkeley professor of astronomy, cautioned that Earth-size planets in Earth-size orbits are not necessarily hospitable to life, even if they orbit in the habitable zone of a star where the temperature is not too hot and not too cold. (spaceref.com)
  • Many of these are much larger than Earth - ranging from large planets with thick atmospheres, like Neptune, to gas giants like Jupiter - or in orbits so close to their stars that they are roasted. (spaceref.com)
  • The orbits of six of the new planets, which go by the names TRAPPIST-1b to 1h, have all been calculated. (cbc.ca)
  • In the past, the Kepler mission has revealed several Earth-like exoplanets that were deemed to be likely habitable. (universetoday.com)
  • It makes the case of visiting nearby stellar systems even more compelling, though we know there are many exoplanets around other nearby stars and it is very likely that the Alpha Centauri system will also have planets. (universetoday.com)
  • All three exoplanets were about the size of Earth and in the so-called "Goldilocks Zone" where temperatures can hover between 0 and 100 degrees C-the ideal conditions for liquid water and, perhaps, life. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The Kepler mission launched in 2009 to search for exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system, particularly those about the size of Earth or smaller. (industryweek.com)
  • We're using the same climate models that we use to project 21st century climate change on Earth to do simulations of specific exoplanets that have been discovered, and hypothetical ones. (nasa.gov)
  • The astronomers detected the exoplanets using the transit technique, which catches the tiny dip in starlight when a planet passes in front of its host star from our perspective. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to their star to be in the so-called habitable zone where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface, but they are the smallest exoplanets ever confirmed around a star like our sun. (rediff.com)
  • The first two Earth-sized exoplanets found by Kepler are shown here in comparison to Earth and Venus. (rediff.com)
  • While astronomers can and do use these methods to identify exoplanets (several hundred so far), Mirror Earths have proved to be very, very rare. (nss.org)
  • NASA predicts that TESS will discover 20,000 exoplanets -- or planets outside the solar system -- including more than 50 Earth-sized planets and up to 500 planets less than twice the size of Earth. (yahoo.com)
  • The Kepler mission found 2,300 confirmed exoplanets, and thousands more candidate planets. (yahoo.com)
  • In the study, the research team treated exoplanets like Earth, which has a significant amount of water in its mantle. (redorbit.com)
  • When the study team considered the effects of seafloor pressure and the high gravity of exoplanets in their model, they found that as the size of super-Earths increase, gravity and seafloor pressure also go up. (redorbit.com)
  • Alternative proposals for imaging distant planets involve suppressing parent starlight once it has entered the telescope -- a complicated, Rube Goldberg-like undertaking involving shifting mirrors and active electronics, said Marc Kuchner of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory. (innovations-report.com)
  • For smaller exoplanets , researchers use the transit method, which means looking for the starlight to dim slightly as the planet transits in front of the star. (extremetech.com)
  • Then we started finding giant exoplanets, and we found suddenly a whole range of eccentricities, so there was an open question about whether this would also hold for smaller planets. (extremetech.com)
  • Astronomers use several methods to find planets, known as exoplanets, orbiting other stars. (cbc.ca)
  • In a recent presentation, Kepler co-investigator Dimitar Sasselov unexpectedly announced news that the Kepler Space Telescope has discovered scores of candidate Earth-like exoplanets . (slashdot.org)
  • The Doppler detection method, which has revealed the majority of the 228 known extrasolar planets, measures shifts in the light from a star to detect the tiny wobble induced by the gravitational tug of an orbiting planet. (redorbit.com)
  • Could extrasolar planets consist of graphite and diamond? (scientificamerican.com)
  • With the next generation of missions, we expect to observe a wide diversity of extrasolar planets. (innovations-report.com)
  • University of Hawaii astronomer Andrew Howard noted that extrasolar planets are discovered by the hundreds these days, though many astronomers are left wondering if any of the newfound worlds are really like Earth. (eurekalert.org)
  • A new paper in Astrophysical Journal from MIT and Aarhus University researchers shows how this may be common for smaller extrasolar planets as well. (extremetech.com)
  • What we're doing is taking a census of extrasolar planets, but we can't knock on every door. (spaceref.com)
  • The title is currently held by a planet found by Kepler called KOI-961.03, which is just 57 percent as wide or Earth, or about the size of Mars . (space.com)
  • Our other HARPS results, and new findings from Kepler, both show clearly that the majority of low-mass planets are found in such systems. (spaceref.com)
  • Since it began its mission in 2009, over four thousand exoplanet candidates have been discovered by the Kepler mission , several hundred of which have been confirmed to be "Earth-like" (i.e. terrestrial ). (universetoday.com)
  • Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which has been hunting for other worlds like ours since 2009. (industryweek.com)
  • If the planet is rocky, and scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans. (industryweek.com)
  • If Kepler 452b is indeed a rocky planet, its location vis-a-vis its star could mean that it is just entering a runaway greenhouse phase of its climate history," said Doug Caldwell, a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute scientist working on the Kepler mission. (industryweek.com)
  • Kepler 452b could be experiencing now what the Earth will undergo more than a billion years from now, as the Sun ages and grows brighter. (industryweek.com)
  • Of those 12 new candidates, Kepler 452b "is the first to be confirmed as a planet," NASA said. (industryweek.com)
  • Kepler identifies possible planets by watching for dips in the brightness of stars, which could be caused by a planet passing between the star and the telescope. (industryweek.com)
  • One of the most exciting investigations going on right now in space is NASA's Kepler Mission , which is on the hunt for planets beyond our Solar System! (scienceblogs.com)
  • And based on this, Kepler has not only found over a thousand candidate planets, many of which are comparable in size to Earth , they've found a great many star systems with multiple planets orbiting them, as the video below shows! (scienceblogs.com)
  • To no one's surprise, this planet -- Kepler-22b -- is presently all the rage when it comes to exoplanet news . (scienceblogs.com)
  • We used the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Kepler telescope to survey 42,000 Sun-like stars for periodic dimmings that occur when a planet crosses in front of its host star. (pnas.org)
  • We measured the detectability of these planets by injecting synthetic planet-caused dimmings into Kepler brightness measurements. (pnas.org)
  • We searched for Earth-size planets that cross in front of their host stars by examining the brightness measurements of 42,000 stars from National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kepler mission. (pnas.org)
  • We account for Kepler's imperfect detectability of such planets by injecting synthetic planet-caused dimmings into the Kepler brightness measurements and recording the fraction detected. (pnas.org)
  • The Kepler spacecraft, which was launched last March, is their best instrument yet for discovering Earth-like planets around sunlike stars, as opposed to the giant planets that have been planet finders' main harvest so far. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The Kepler spacecraft may help settle the question, because even the limited amount of information it can glean about planets-their mass and radius-is enough to tell their general composition. (scientificamerican.com)
  • N ASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. (rediff.com)
  • Kepler-20e is slightly smaller than Venus, measuring 0.87 times the radius of Earth. (rediff.com)
  • Kepler-20f is a bit larger than Earth, measuring 1.03 times its radius. (rediff.com)
  • Both planets reside in a five-planet system called Kepler-20, approximately 1,000 light-years away in the constellation Lyra. (rediff.com)
  • Kepler-20f, at 800 degrees Fahrenheit, is similar to an average day on the planet Mercury. (rediff.com)
  • The primary goal of the Kepler mission is to find Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone," said Francois Fressin of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachussets, lead author of a new study published in the journal Nature . (rediff.com)
  • The Kepler-20 system includes three other planets that are larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. (rediff.com)
  • Kepler-20e is the smallest planet found to date orbiting a Sun-like star. (rediff.com)
  • In comparison, the planets of Kepler-20 are organized in alternating size: large, small, large, small and large. (rediff.com)
  • The Kepler data are showing us some planetary systems have arrangements of planets very different from that seen in our solar system," said Jack Lissauer, planetary scientist and Kepler science team member at NASA's Ames Research Centre in Moffett Field, California. (rediff.com)
  • The analysis of Kepler data continue to reveal new insights about the diversity of planets and planetary systems within our galaxy. (rediff.com)
  • T he Kepler space telescope detects planets and planet candidates by measuring dips in the brightness of more than 150,000 stars to search for planets crossing in front, or transiting, their stars. (rediff.com)
  • The Kepler science team requires at least three transits to verify a signal as a planet. (rediff.com)
  • The Kepler science team uses ground-based telescopes and the Spitzer Space Telescope to review observations on planet candidates the spacecraft finds. (rediff.com)
  • To validate Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, astronomers used a computer programme called Blender, which runs simulations to help rule out other astrophysical phenomena masquerading as a planet. (rediff.com)
  • Currently NASA's Kepler mission, launched in 2009 and designed for planet-hunting, has spotted more than 2,300 planet candidates, with 72 confirmed, including the first Earth-sized planet to be found in a star's habitable zone. (nss.org)
  • An artist's rendering of Kepler-186f, the first discovered Earth-sized planet that may be habitable. (ktla.com)
  • Designated Kepler-186f, the planet is 490 light-years away. (ktla.com)
  • Finding such planets is a primary goal of the Kepler space telescope. (ktla.com)
  • In 2011, NASA announced that Kepler had observed five planets approximately the size of Earth and in the habitable zone. (ktla.com)
  • On the basis of the observed dimming of starlight from Kepler-186, the authors estimate that this newly discovered planet is roughly the same size as the Earth. (ktla.com)
  • Theoretical models and observations tell scientists that planets the size of Kepler-186f likely have a composition of iron, rock and ice, like Earth, Quintana told reporters Thursday. (ktla.com)
  • Astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Hawaii, using data from Kepler, estimate there are tens of billions of Earth-size, possibly habitable planets in our Milky Way galaxy. (ktla.com)
  • TESS uses the same method as Kepler for finding potential planets, by tracking the dimming of light when a celestial body passes in front of a star. (yahoo.com)
  • The Kepler mission has found 2300 candidate planets by searching for exoplanet transits among the 10,000 or more stars it monitors continuously. (aavso.org)
  • All told, the Kepler and K2 missions have detected a total of 5,106 planetary candidates, and confirmed the existence of 2,493 planets. (universetoday.com)
  • NASA's Kepler space telescope was the first agency mission capable of detecting Earth-size planets. (universetoday.com)
  • Planets belonging to this group are known as ultra-short-period (USP) planets, of which Kepler has found a total of 106. (universetoday.com)
  • This artistic impression shows NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. (eurekalert.org)
  • NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth. (eurekalert.org)
  • He discovered the planets Jan. 6 while conducting a computer analysis of the Kepler data NASA has made available to astronomers. (eurekalert.org)
  • After Petigura found the planets in the Kepler light curves, the team quickly employed telescopes in Chile, Hawaii and California to characterize the star's mass, radius, temperature and age. (eurekalert.org)
  • Kepler is now back to mining the cosmos for planets by searching for eclipses or "transits," as planets pass in front of their host stars and periodically block some of the starlight. (eurekalert.org)
  • The findings, gleaned from data collected from NASA's Kepler spacecraft and the W. M. Keck Observatory, now satisfy Kepler's primary mission: to determine how many of the 100 billion stars in our galaxy have potentially habitable planets. (spaceref.com)
  • For NASA, this number - that every fifth star has a planet somewhat like Earth - is really important, because successor missions to Kepler will try to take an actual picture of a planet, and the size of the telescope they have to build depends on how close the nearest Earth-size planets are," said Andrew Howard, astronomer with the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. (spaceref.com)
  • Transiting planets NASA launched the now crippled Kepler space telescope in 2009 to look for planets that cross in front of, or transit, their stars, which causes a slight diminution - about one hundredth of one percent - in the star's brightness. (spaceref.com)
  • From among the 150,000 stars photographed every 30 minutes for four years, NASA's Kepler team reported more than 3,000 planet candidates. (spaceref.com)
  • Petigura actually introduced fake planets into the Kepler data in order to determine which ones his software could detect and which it couldn't. (spaceref.com)
  • Kepler only sees close in earth sized planets, with almost no exceptions. (slashdot.org)
  • While the meteorites have about 20 parts carbon to one part nitrogen, Earth's noncore material has about 40 parts carbon to each part nitrogen, according to study author Damanveer Grewal, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas. (space.com)
  • In fact, early in Earth's history, a Mars-sized object nearly annihilated the planet, according to NASA. (livescience.com)
  • Is Earth's Closest Cousin A Dying Planet? (gizmodo.com.au)
  • That means the planet, which is 1,400 light-years away, could offer a glimpse into the Earth's apocalyptic future, scientists said. (industryweek.com)
  • bombardment by meteorites soon after Earth's formation, or it was present in the dust that our planet formed from. (newscientist.com)
  • But we've never found a planet that could be considered the Earth's twin , or even Earth's cousin , orbiting a Sun-like star at roughly the same distance we orbit ours. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Earth's biodiversity is changing as the planet warms. (eurekalert.org)
  • In 1992, two scientists discovered the first planet around another star, or exoplanet, and since then more people have found planets than throughout all of Earth's preceding history. (nasa.gov)
  • In particular, we should make sure of our discoveries on life in various environments on Earth, our knowledge of how our planet and its life have affected each other over Earth history, and our satellite observations of Earth's climate. (nasa.gov)
  • This indicates they were Earth's and the other inner planets' building blocks. (yahoo.com)
  • Borrowing from deep into Earth's history, Rugheimer and co-authors modeled the first epoch, a pre-biotic world with a carbon dioxide-dominated atmosphere, similar to early Earth 3.9 billion years ago. (innovations-report.com)
  • where P is Earth's sidereal orbital period (365.26 days, the amount of time it takes for Earth to complete one orbit with respect to the fixed stars) and Q is the orbital period of the viewing planet. (plos.org)
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Researchers just discovered a dead planet that may shed light into Earth's grim future. (deseretnews.com)
  • According to Science magazine , the fate of the star and the planet offer a potential glimpse of Earth's future. (deseretnews.com)
  • The star's proximity means it's bright enough for astronomers to study the planets' atmospheres to determine whether they are like Earth's atmosphere and possibly conducive to life. (eurekalert.org)
  • The novel concept could be used to map planetary systems around distant stars and detect planets as small as Earth's moon, said Cash. (innovations-report.com)
  • The planet-Earth's closest neighbor- takes 243 days to turn on its own axis (and in the opposite direction) compared with Earth's swift 24-hour turnaround time. (scientificamerican.com)
  • An artist's illustration of the alien planet UCF 1.01, a potential exoplanet 33 light-years from Earth that may be covered in lava. (space.com)
  • It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (spaceref.com)
  • The first exoplanet around a Sun-like star was found by the same team back in 1995 and since then there have been more than 800 confirmed discoveries, but most are much bigger than the Earth, and many are as big as Jupiter [4]. (spaceref.com)
  • Artist's impression of the Earth-like exoplanet discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri B by the European Southern Observatory on October 17, 2012. (universetoday.com)
  • On Thursday, NASA released the latest catalog of exoplanet candidates, adding more than 500 new possible planets to the 4,175 already found by the space-based telescope. (industryweek.com)
  • Though they didn't measure the planet's mass directly, their constraints indicate that the exoplanet has an upper mass limit of 0.7 Jupiter masses - which works out to over 222 Earth masses. (universetoday.com)
  • Microsoft added the "Start" button to Windows in 1995, which was the same year scientists discovered the first exoplanet orbiting a star like ours - technically, astronomers found several terrestrial planets orbiting a pulsar in 1992. (discovermagazine.com)
  • The ante for hyping a new exoplanet discovery is a little higher these days, but if rumors are true, this one makes the grade: astrophysicists from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) plan to announce they've spotted an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, in its habitable zone. (discovermagazine.com)
  • We already know that for an exoplanet to support some kind of alien life , it needs to be roughly Earth-sized, a certain range from its parent star, and made of rock. (extremetech.com)
  • No place like home - Our home planet, described by astronaut Bill Anders as a "fragile Christmas tree ball," shown in a composite of NASA Earth science spacecraft images that features everything from the land surface, to polar sea ice, to the light reflected by the chlorophyll in the billions of microscopic plants that grow in the oceans. (nasa.gov)
  • Back then we did not have spatially extensive measurements of deformation due to earthquakes and other solid Earth crustal processes which we can now get from a variety of international radar spacecraft that are flying using techniques pioneered by NASA. (nasa.gov)
  • NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. (nasa.gov)
  • Nine and a half years after it launched into space, a NASA probe is set to become the first spacecraft to fly by the dwarf planet Pluto. (livescience.com)
  • NASA recently warned that solar activity is surging, with a peak expected to happen in 2013 that could generate enormous radiation levels that sweep across planet Earth. (infowars.com)
  • Not only is this planet squarely in the Goldilocks zone--where life could exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water--its star looks like an older cousin of our Sun, NASA said. (industryweek.com)
  • Today, and thousands of discoveries later, astronomers are on the cusp of finding something people have dreamed about for thousands of years--another Earth," NASA said in a statement. (industryweek.com)
  • The roughly 40 person business, founded in 2010 by three former NASA engineers, has so far produced 32 micro-satellites, nearly breadbox-sized devices that are packed with cameras and other equipment for taking images of the Earth. (bizjournals.com)
  • However, the knowledge and tools NASA has developed to study life on Earth will also be one of the greatest assets to the quest. (nasa.gov)
  • Astronomers have already located some habitable-zone planets, and research scientist Andrew Rushby, of NASA Ames Research Center, in Moffett Field, California, is studying ways to refine the search. (nasa.gov)
  • This is the first definitive Earth-sized planet found in the habitable zone around another star," said Elisa Quintana of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute at NASA. (ktla.com)
  • Tampa (AFP) - NASA is poised to launch a $337 million washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind's search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones that might harbor life. (yahoo.com)
  • Just a couple of decades ago, the notion of finding habitable planets -- or any planets at all -- was a mere fantasy, said Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA. (yahoo.com)
  • Although Sasselov could have handled the announcement better (and waited until NASA made the official announcement), this has the potential to be one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of our time - so long as these Earth-like 'candidates' are confirmed by further study. (slashdot.org)
  • But, the precision required to obtain this result would also allow astronomers to detect a planet four times the mass of Earth in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star (habitable super-Earths) with periods in the range of 200 days. (aavso.org)
  • Many of these are " super-Earths ," several times larger than our own planet and thought to be completely covered in water. (redorbit.com)
  • Are the surfaces of super-Earths totally dry or covered in water? (redorbit.com)
  • Super-Earths are expected to have deep oceans that will overflow their basins and inundate the entire surface, but we show this logic to be flawed," he said. (redorbit.com)
  • Super-Earths are likely to have shallow oceans to go along with their shallow ocean basins. (redorbit.com)
  • The team noted that the ability of super-Earths to preserve exposed continents is necessary for planetary climate. (redorbit.com)
  • By making super-Earths 80 times more likely to have exposed continents, we've dramatically improved their odds of having an Earth-like climate. (redorbit.com)
  • The study team conceded two major uncertainties in their model: knowledge of super-Earths' tectonics and the amount of water Earth has in its mantle. (redorbit.com)
  • Our model is a shot from the hip, but it's an important step in advancing how we think about super-Earths. (redorbit.com)
  • Earth-like planets: Record three "Super-Earths" orbit star 22 light years away. (slate.com)
  • Last year, a research team operating the ESO's Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope, or TRAPPIST, discovered that a small, dim red dwarf star about 39 light-years away had three planets orbiting it . (popularmechanics.com)
  • Named after the telescope that astronomers are using to monitor its system (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope), TRAPPIST-1 is about one-eighth the size of our sun. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • TRAPPIST is short for Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope. (cbc.ca)
  • Artist's concept of what the sky might look like from one of the seven known terrestrial planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The planets were detected from the dimming that occurs when they transit the parent star, as shown in this artist's conception. (extremetech.com)
  • Scientists have discovered what appears to be an alien planet just two-thirds the size of Earth, a heat-blasted world perhaps covered in molten lava, a new study reports. (space.com)
  • The SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth (SIAG/MPE) provides a forum for mathematicians and computational scientists engaged in these critical priority areas. (siam.org)
  • The collision could also have imbued our planet with the carbon , nitrogen and sulfur needed for life to form, scientists reported today (Jan. 23) in the journal Science Advances . (space.com)
  • But even 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion km) away, the historic mission could help scientists learn more about planet Earth. (livescience.com)
  • Last year, scientists discovered that water from comets may not have seeded Earth with life-building molecules, as had previously been thought. (livescience.com)
  • Finding organic material - or even not finding them - could give scientists a better idea of how life first arose on Earth. (livescience.com)
  • Measurements of Venus' superhot, hellish atmosphere have helped scientists better understand global warming on Earth. (livescience.com)
  • Never before have scientists discovered a second Earth that is so close by. (universetoday.com)
  • Some scientists say it is anthropocentric hubris to think people understand the living planet well enough to know how to manage it. (nytimes.com)
  • But scientists have years to pore over the data it has returned in order to narrow the search for Earth-like worlds. (industryweek.com)
  • Planet Earth podcast presenter Richard Hollingham has been to the British Geological Society at Keyworth in Nottingham to meet scientists who were studying the process including experimental geochemist Keith Bateman. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • These simulations would be far more accurate if scientists could do real-world testing and observe those clouds far above the Earth. (businessinsider.com)
  • As missions to these moons are being developed, scientists are using Earth as a testbed. (nasa.gov)
  • The planet was discovered by a team of European scientists who noticed "tiny wobbles" in data when monitoring the star system using a telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (seattlepi.com)
  • A team of scientists believe they have uncovered the fossilized remains of the earliest life on earth. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • But because Trappist-1 emits far less radiation, temperatures on its planets -- depending on the atmosphere -- could be between zero and 100 degrees Celsius (32 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit), the scientists said. (france24.com)
  • Scientists are not certain how the system evolved but they do not think the planets formed in their existing locations. (rediff.com)
  • If that ice were to melt, scientists postulate, the tiny planet only 590 miles in diameter may possibly contain more freshwater than all of Earth. (cnet.com)
  • Scientists have long thought that Ceres -- once known as a large asteroid and first spotted back in 1801, but renamed a dwarf planet due to its immense size in 2006 -- contained a surface of water, ice, and various minerals. (cnet.com)
  • Herschel did not detect water vapor every time it looked upon Ceres, leading scientists to theorize that as the dwarf planet swung closer to the sun, sections of the surface warmed, causing plumes of water vapor to shoot out at a rapid rate for select amounts of time that varied depending on the time and date. (cnet.com)
  • Scientists are especially keen about checking dwarf stars because their habitable planets are more easily detectable, and because they are the most abundant type of star in our galaxy, Barclay said. (ktla.com)
  • Scientists were surprised that any piece of a planet could survive when it is so close to a white dwarf star, Live Science reports. (deseretnews.com)
  • Scientists now believe a second planet is orbiting the star. (slashgear.com)
  • Scientists believe that the orbit would take the planet 1,900-days to complete and make the planet a frigid place. (slashgear.com)
  • If the early reports ring true, scientists will announce this Earth-like planet near the end of August. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Scientists would launch the telescope and starshade together into an orbit roughly 1 million miles from Earth, then remotely unfurl the starshade and use small thrusters to move it into lines of sight of nearby stars thought to harbor planets, said Cash. (innovations-report.com)
  • An even more advanced version of the New Worlds Imager might involve a ring of telescopes placed on the moon beneath a fleet of orbiting starshades that would allow scientists to actually photograph distant, Earth-like planets, Cash speculated. (innovations-report.com)
  • A planet that is rocky like Earth and only slightly bigger has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to our solar system, scientists reported Wednesday. (nbc11news.com)
  • Scientists in the past 20 years have found more than 3,000 planets outside our solar system, or "exploplanets. (nbc11news.com)
  • Earlier this year, an all-star team of scientists and business leaders including Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg announced Breakthrough Starshot , a project to send out hundreds of light-powered space probes that would weigh about a gram, travel at one-fifth the speed of light and send pictures back to Earth. (nbc11news.com)
  • Four years ago another group of scientists excited the world with a claim of a planet - not in the habitable zone - around Alpha Centauri, a star a bit farther away. (nbc11news.com)
  • Today, scientists a redditor named benmeiri84 may have made the biggest discovery to put us on the path to communicating with the creatures with whom we share this beautiful planet. (flavorwire.com)
  • An international team of scientists have been pouring over data streaming back from the Venus Express since April 2006 when it began surveying Venus, which at its minimum distance is around 25 million miles (40 million kilometers) from Earth. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a small star 39 light-years away, with several planets believed to be capable of having water. (cbc.ca)
  • Scientists have found a system of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star 39 light-years away. (cbc.ca)
  • Number 7, or planet h, is iffy in its specs: The team only detected a single transit for it, and astronomers prefer to see three transits before calling something a candidate planet. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • All the planets of our solar system except Mercury and Venus have opportunities to see transits of Earth, at least in principle. (plos.org)
  • In short, transits of Earth are much more varied in appearance than those of Venus or Mercury can be. (plos.org)
  • So when will transits of Earth happen where? (plos.org)
  • Just as transits of Venus that we see on Earth follow a complicated 243-year cycle (with appearances separated by eight years, 121.5 years, another eight years, and 105.5 years), transits of Earth from Mars follow a 284-year cycle. (plos.org)
  • The bottom row shows data about Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Does this planet rotate rapidly, like Earth (once a day), or much more slowly, like Mercury (59 days) or even Venus (just once every 243 days, and backwards at that)? (scienceblogs.com)
  • But because TRAPPIST-1 is far fainter than the Sun, the worlds are exposed to similar levels of irradiation as Venus, Earth, and Mars. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The three each have similar sizes to either Earth or Venus and, given the previously heralded Earth 2.0 is a whopping 1,400 light years away, expect growing interest in these nearby neighbours. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • This would explain the barren conditions on Mercury, Venus and Mars -- but not our blue planet, with its vast oceans, humid atmosphere and well-hydrated geology. (yahoo.com)
  • The recent transit of Venus across the Sun gave astronomers the chance to try out their planet-hunting technique on something reliably close to home. (nss.org)
  • News media over the past few days have been tiled over with stories prompted by the transit of Venus later today , when the planet crosses in front of the sun's disk. (plos.org)
  • It is thought that when the sun swells into a red giant, it will consume Mercury, Venus, and Earth. (deseretnews.com)
  • When it happens, it will expand into the solar system, engulfing Mercury, Venus and probably Earth. (deseretnews.com)
  • Earth and Venus are thought to have formed with pretty much the same composition, but Venus has lost most of its water, boiled off into space as the planet's runaway greenhouse turned its surface into a 900 degree inferno. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Even if Venus started out with an ocean of liquid water before losing it, it had been thought the planet was too close to the sun to have been habitable for very long, if ever (the sun was much dimmer when it was younger but has slowly heated up as it ages). (discovermagazine.com)
  • What makes Earth different from its sister planets Mars and Venus? (springer.com)
  • Venus is similar in size and chemical makeup when compared with Earth-and the pair formed about the same time, more than four billion years ago. (scientificamerican.com)
  • According to a year's worth of data sent back from the European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter launched in November 2005, the second planet from the sun is nothing like Earth-from its torrid surface to the upper reaches of its acid-laced atmosphere. (scientificamerican.com)
  • There are gale-force winds whipping about the planet, its smoglike clouds are composed of droplets of sulfuric acid (rather than water) and, contrary to previous belief, there is lightning on Venus. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Venus and Earth, they're really twins that were just separated at birth,' Dimitry Titov, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, and co-author of several of nine papers in Nature on Venus Express's findings, said in a teleconference yesterday. (scientificamerican.com)
  • We now know that the lack of a protective magnetic field and the differing planetary rotation rates also play a role in ensuring that many of the atmospheric processes we observe on Earth occur at a much faster rate on Venus. (scientificamerican.com)
  • UCSC graduate student Javiera Guedes used computer simulations of planet formation to show that terrestrial planets are likely to have formed around the star Alpha Centauri B and to be orbiting in the "habitable zone" where liquid water can exist on the planet's surface. (redorbit.com)
  • Coauthor Gregory Laughlin, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCSC, said a number of factors converge to make Alpha Centauri B an excellent candidate for finding terrestrial planets. (redorbit.com)
  • The terrestrial planets are made of silicate minerals, which are oxygen-rich. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Some of these compositions differ greatly from solar and as a result produce terrestrial planets with vastly different compositions," Bond says. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Terrestrial planets have significant amounts of water in their interior. (redorbit.com)
  • A realistic Planet Earth as seen from Space, made of separate layers of surface, clouds, and atmosphere with high resolution textures at 21600×10800 pixels. (turbosquid.com)
  • The sun even has effects high in the atmosphere, such as when solar flares belch gas (called coronal mass ejections) toward Earth and 'excite' molecules in its atmosphere, causing stunning auroras (also known as the northern and southern lights). (livescience.com)
  • Because of their positioning, Planet Labs' satellites will burn up in the atmosphere much more quickly than large communications satellites - perhaps in just a year or two. (bizjournals.com)
  • What we've always been curious about was whether any of them orbited their host star at the right distance where you could sustain liquid water- if the planet had an atmosphere. (loe.org)
  • Complete Earth with rocky core and oceans, clouds layer and volumetric atmosphere. (turbosquid.com)
  • Most critically, their proximity to Earth and the dimness of their red dwarf star, called Trappist-1, will allow astronomers to parse each one's atmosphere in search of chemical signatures of biological activity. (france24.com)
  • Methane has previously been detected in the Martian atmosphere by Mars orbiters and by telescopic observation from Earth but it has yet to be established if Martian methane emanates from living organisms or results from geological processes on the red planet, reports BBC . (digitaljournal.com)
  • A Mirror Earth also needs to be about the same size as our Earth, with a similar composition, and thus massive enough to hold onto its atmosphere-one that's neither too thin, nor too dense. (nss.org)
  • For the very first time, water vapor has been detected on an object in the asteroid belt, providing definitive proof that Ceres, the dwarf planet, contains both an atmosphere and a surface of ice. (cnet.com)
  • The fourth epoch corresponds to modern Earth, where the atmosphere features a carbon dioxide ratio of about 355 parts per million with current oxygen levels. (innovations-report.com)
  • The Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2020, should be able to reveal more about planets' mass, density and the makeup of their atmosphere -- all clues to habitability. (yahoo.com)
  • A thin atmosphere made of nitrogen and oxygen has allowed life to thrive on Earth. (eurekalert.org)
  • The Earth from Cosmos Screensaver shows images of our planet.On your display: Best cosmic pictures of the Earth, a view of mainlands and countries,magic images of atmosphere.The screen saver includes a 30 amazing images.All Pictures in resolution. (bluechillies.com)
  • It is probably in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold Goldilocks Zone where liquid water - a key to life - is possible, if the planet has an atmosphere. (nbc11news.com)
  • If the planet has a similar atmosphere to Earth it may be possible for life to survive, although seasonal shifts would be extreme," he added. (truthdig.com)
  • The wind speeds in the upper atmosphere are much faster than on Earth, partially due to the Venus's sluggish rotation. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The red dwarf has seven alien planets the size of Earth, giving TRAPPIST-1 more potentially habitable worlds than any other star we know about. (popularmechanics.com)
  • It is easily the closest potentially habitable planet ever detected outside our solar system - and one that could be reachable by tiny, unmanned space probes before the end of the century, in time for some people alive today to witness it. (nbc11news.com)
  • Proxima Centauri is slightly closer to Earth than A or B and hence is formally the closest star. (spaceref.com)
  • But in what may prove to be the most exciting find to date, the German weekly Der Spiegel announced recently that astronomers have discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, just 4.25 light-years away. (universetoday.com)
  • For over a century, astronomers have known about Proxima Centauri and believed that it is likely to be part of a trinary star system (along with Alpha Centauri A and B ). Located just 0.237 ± 0.011 light years from the binary pair, this low-mass red dwarf star is also 0.12 light years (~7590 AUs) closer to Earth, making it the closest star system to our own. (universetoday.com)
  • But with the possible discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which lies even closer, they may want to rethink that objective. (universetoday.com)
  • The discovery of possible planet around Proxima Centauri is very exciting. (universetoday.com)
  • The closest star to our own Sun is Proxima Centauri over 4.2 light years from Earth. (slashgear.com)
  • It was already known that Proxima Centauri had one planet orbiting. (slashgear.com)
  • At just over 4 light-years from Earth, Proxima Centauri is our sun's nearest neighbor, and it's part of a triple-star system that includes the better known Alpha Centauri. (discovermagazine.com)
  • We don't even know what any planets around Proxima Centauri look like, including this one. (discovermagazine.com)
  • The European team detected the planet by picking up the tiny wobbles in the motion of the star Alpha Centauri B created by the gravitational pull of the orbiting planet [2]. (spaceref.com)
  • These oceans were formed by tidal heating, that is, warming of the ice caused by friction between the surface ice and the core as a result of the gravitational interaction between the planet and the moon. (nasa.gov)
  • The "wobbles" were caused by the gravitational pull of the planet. (seattlepi.com)
  • Based on these shifts, the team could calculate the planets' gravitational influences on one another, and hence their approximate masses and densities. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • The other planets may move outward and survive, but those movements could cause gravitational jostling that ejects planets entirely or sends them spiraling inward to their doom. (deseretnews.com)
  • The international team of astronomers that announced the discovery did not actually see the planet but deduced its existence indirectly, by using telescopes to spot and precisely calculate the gravitational pull on the star by a possible orbiting body - a tried-and-true method of planet-hunting. (nbc11news.com)
  • All of these planets are the best targets found so far to search for signs of life in the next decade, and it is remarkable that they are all transiting the same star," co-author and MIT planetary scientist Julien de Wit told Popular Mechanics in an email. (popularmechanics.com)
  • This means that the system will allow us to study each planet in great depth, providing for the first time a rich perspective on a different planetary system than ours. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Addressing the multiple themes that animated Margulis's science, the essays within take up, variously, astrobiology and the origin of life, ecology and symbiosis from the microbial to the planetary scale, the coupled interactions of earthly environments and evolving life in Gaia theory and earth system science, and the connections of these newer scientific ideas to cultural and creative productions. (worldcat.org)
  • With an outer giant planet and an interior potentially rocky planet, this planetary system can be thought of as a miniature version of our Solar System," said professor Chris Tinney of the University of New South Wales where the super-Earth was discovered. (truthdig.com)
  • And "planet" simply means one type of planetary bodies already. (slashdot.org)
  • Astronomers discovered the newfound alien planet , known as UCF-1.01, using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. (space.com)
  • We have found strong evidence for a very small, very hot and very near planet with the help of the Spitzer Space Telescope ,' study lead author Kevin Stevenson, of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, said in a statement. (space.com)
  • The researchers then showed that such planets could be observed using a dedicated telescope. (redorbit.com)
  • According to Laughlin, five years of observations using a dedicated telescope would be needed to detect an Earth-like planet around Alpha Centauri B. (redorbit.com)
  • Believe it or not, if we want to find these answers, all we need is to image this planet with a telescope, even if we can only get it to appear on camera as one pixel . (scienceblogs.com)
  • Despite its relative closeness to us, you need a specialised telescope to see TRAPPIST-1 from Earth. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • Gillon and his team began to track Trappist-1 -- a so-called 'ultracool' dwarf star with less than 10 percent the mass of the Sun -- with a dedicated telescope in 2010, and reported last year on three planets in its orbit. (france24.com)
  • Astronomers reviewing old images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1998 have discovered evidence of two planets that were missed the first time around. (earthtimes.org)
  • Now, Remi Soummer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, has identified the third planet buried in Hubble's image of the star system. (earthtimes.org)
  • But the Webb space-based telescope, now under construction, should be able to gather images of planets around closer dwarf stars and study their atmospheres. (ktla.com)
  • The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (aavso.org)
  • Two of the telescopes involved, the Automated Planet Finder on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, and the Keck Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, are University of California facilities. (eurekalert.org)
  • A gigantic, daisy-shaped space shield could be used to block out pesky starlight and allow astronomers using an orbiting telescope to zero in on Earth-like planets in other solar systems, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study. (innovations-report.com)
  • The daisy-shaped starshade will allow light from distant planets to pass unimpeded into the orbiting space telescope. (innovations-report.com)
  • The thin plastic "starshade" would allow a telescope trailing thousands of miles behind it to image light from distant planets skimming by the giant petals without being swamped by light from the parent stars, said CU-Boulder Professor Webster Cash. (innovations-report.com)
  • The next step may be for a powerful Earth or space telescope to get an actual image of the planet, Butler said. (nbc11news.com)
  • European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system -- the nearest to Earth. (spaceref.com)
  • Well, seems there are a lot of neighborhoods in our universe and over the past 20 years astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets. (loe.org)
  • European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system - the one nearest to Earth. (seattlepi.com)
  • Astronomers have discovered a planet that appears to offer some of the most Earth-like conditions found anywhere in the galaxy. (truthdig.com)
  • UCF-1.01 remains a planet candidate - rather than an officially recognized planet - because researchers have yet to measure its mass. (space.com)
  • Here are five things researchers can learn about Earth by studying the dwarf planet Pluto. (livescience.com)
  • Examining the ice on the dwarf planet could help researchers refine theories about how water spread through the solar system. (livescience.com)
  • The researchers hope to detect real planets similar to the ones that emerged in the computer simulations. (redorbit.com)
  • The Earth observations help researchers find ways to date the origin of jumbled ice. (nasa.gov)
  • Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System. (france24.com)
  • Science journalist Michael D. Lemonick, author of Echoes of the Big Bang , introduces readers to the painstaking science of planet-hunting, as well as the researchers who've taken up the quest. (nss.org)
  • Rugheimer, who conducted the research while she was a doctoral student at Harvard University, explained that astrobiology draws researchers across disciplines and noted: "This work provides a link from the astrophysical conditions we expect to find on other planets to the origin-of-life experiments happening on here on Earth. (innovations-report.com)
  • Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable. (ktla.com)
  • Researchers on the project stress that Proxima c is only a candidate for now and further study must be completed before it is dubbed a planet. (slashgear.com)
  • Researchers believe that water is being lost from the planet, because twice as many hydrogen as oxygen particles are leaving. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The researchers said that the dimness of the TRAPPIST-1 provided a unique opportunity to search for more planets. (cbc.ca)
  • 3] Using the radial velocity method, astronomers can only estimate a minimum mass for a planet as the mass estimate also depends on the tilt of the orbital plane relative to the line of sight, which is unknown. (spaceref.com)
  • This chart shows, on the top row, artist conceptions of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, radii and masses as compared to those of Earth. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The measured orbital periods of the planets, compared with those of Jupiter's Galilean moons and the four inner planets of the Solar System. (popularmechanics.com)
  • That said, we know very little about these planets, almost nothing beyond estimates for their size, distance from the host star, and orbital periods. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Planets orbiting dwarf stars generally have short orbital periods, making an entire trip around in weeks or even days, so there is plenty of opportunity to catch them moving across the face of the star. (popularmechanics.com)
  • All it can truly tell, at this point, is what the radius and orbital distance of this planet is. (scienceblogs.com)
  • This means that their orbital periods are rough integer multiples of one another - for example, in the same span of time that the innermost planet whips around the star eight times, the second planet takes five laps, the third three, and the fourth two. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • We also find that the occurrence of Earth-size planets is constant with increasing orbital period ( P ), within equal intervals of log P up to ∼200 d. (pnas.org)
  • of Sun-like stars harbor an Earth-size planet with orbital periods of 200-400 d. (pnas.org)
  • With such short orbital periods, the planets are between 20 and 100 times closer to their star than the Earth to the sun," said Michaël Gillon, author of the research paper on the discovery, published in Nature . (siliconrepublic.com)
  • A "Mirror Earth" should be rocky, Lemonick explains, and located within a star's habitable zone-that "just right" Goldilocks orbital range where the star's temperature allows for liquid water on the planet's surface. (nss.org)
  • This discovery raises some interesting questions, as it is the second time that a planet with an ultra-short orbital period - it completes a single orbit in just 4 hours and 20 minutes - has been found orbiting a red dwarf star. (universetoday.com)
  • After eliminating any other possible explanations - such as an eclipsing binary (EB) - they not only confirmed the orbital period of the planet, but also provided constrains on its mass and size. (universetoday.com)
  • This tiny shift of the star's spectrum can be measured with a high-precision spectrograph such as HARPS and used to infer the presence of a planet. (spaceref.com)
  • And of these, some 216 planets have been shown to be both terrestrial and located within their parent star's habitable zone (aka. (universetoday.com)
  • From the resulting dip in the star's brightness, we can deduce the presence of planets and even their size. (popularmechanics.com)
  • All three planets are probably rocky, and e and f are in the star's habitable zone. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Astronomers think that when lightweight planets form far out in a star's planet-forming gaseous disk, gas drag and such will make them advance inward. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • In order from farthest to closest to their star, the three planets receive 10.5, 3.2 and 1.4 times the light intensity of Earth, Petigura calculated. (eurekalert.org)
  • This system is the closest star with lukewarm transiting planets," Petigura said. (eurekalert.org)
  • If these warm, nearly Earth-size planets have puffy, hydrogen-rich atmospheres, Hubble will see the telltale signal, Petigura said. (eurekalert.org)
  • This discovery proves that K2, despite being somewhat compromised, can still find exciting and scientifically compelling planets," Petigura said. (eurekalert.org)
  • A new theory holds that Earth might have received the elements it needed for life to form from a massive collision with a Mars-sized planet. (space.com)
  • Over 4.4 billion years ago, a Mars-size body smashed into a primitive Earth, launching our moon into permanent orbit around our planet. (space.com)
  • Back then, Earth was a little like Mars is today. (space.com)
  • After running over 1 billion simulations, they found that the scenario that made the most sense - the one that had the most probable timing and could lead to a correct ratio of carbon to nitrogen - was one that posited a collision and merger of Earth with a Mars-size planet that contained about 25 to 30 percent sulfur in its core. (space.com)
  • There are many objects in the solar system that are icy, including moons, dwarf planets and even parts of the planet Mars. (livescience.com)
  • Some believe that the organisms could have also lived on Mars, as at the time when they lived there was very little oxygen on earth, and Mars was known to have had both the water and sulphur necessary to sustain the life forms. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Bangalore - India's Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter spacecraft left Earth orbit early Sunday, at the start of a 300-day trek, covering 680 million kilometers (425 million miles), to Mars. (digitaljournal.com)
  • The latest Mars Orbiter Mission, the first from the sub-continent, is scheduled to arrive in orbit around the Red Planet on Sept. 24, 2014. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Earth orbiting phase of the #Mangalyaan ended & now is on a course to encounter Mars after a journey of about 10 months around the Sun. (digitaljournal.com)
  • The next stage for India's Mars mission is a "slingshot" that will take the spacecraft around the Sun en route to Mars. (digitaljournal.com)
  • The mission calls for further, high precision, course corrections to set the $72 million probe on the correct path to the red planet at a stage in its journey where it isn't even in sight of Mars. (digitaljournal.com)
  • With Curiosity Rover continuing its experiments on Mars and Mangalyaan's departure from Earth orbit coming just a two weeks after NASA's launch of its MAVEN Mars orbiter from Cape Canaveral, 2014 looks set to be an eventful year for the red planet yielding up a few more secrets. (digitaljournal.com)
  • By studying the atmospheres of other worlds, astronomers can learn more about how these same processes work on Earth. (livescience.com)
  • We will be able to study Earth-like planets tens of trillions of miles away and chemically analyze their atmospheres for signs of life. (innovations-report.com)
  • The team focused on the 42,000 stars that are like the sun or slightly cooler and smaller, and found 603 candidate planets orbiting them. (spaceref.com)
  • The astronomers also noticed hints of a third planet around the star GJ 436 - another tiny planet candidate they're calling UCF-1.02. (space.com)
  • The newly discovered planet, with a mass of a little more than that of the Earth [3], is orbiting about six million kilometers away from the star, much closer than Mercury is to the Sun in the solar system. (spaceref.com)
  • The challenge astronomers now face is to detect and characterize a planet of mass comparable to the Earth that is orbiting in the habitable zone [5] around another star. (spaceref.com)
  • This is the first planet with a mass similar to Earth ever found around a star like the Sun. Its orbit is very close to its star and it must be much too hot for life as we know it," adds Stephane Udry (Geneva Observatory), a co-author of the paper and member of the team, "but it may well be just one planet in a system of several. (spaceref.com)
  • 2] HARPS measures the radial velocity of a star -- its speed towards or away from the Earth -- with extraordinary precision. (spaceref.com)
  • A planet in orbit around a star causes the star to regularly move towards and away from a distant observer on Earth. (spaceref.com)
  • Fortunately, the seven planets around TRAPPIST-1 orbit much closer to their host star than we do. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The TRAPPIST-1 planets orbit their star in anywhere from 1.5 to about 20 days). (popularmechanics.com)
  • Last week, the human race met its very first Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star in the habitable zone. (gizmodo.com.au)
  • Not only is this planet squarely in the Goldilocks zone--where life could exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water--its star looks like an older cousin of our Sun. (industryweek.com)
  • G is the Gth object found the system- so it's not a lone planet in orbit around the single star, there's other stuff there. (loe.org)
  • And with hundreds of thousands of stars at its disposal, it was suspected that over a thousand of them would have their planets oriented in such a way that, over time, from our point-of-view , these planets would transit in front of their star , temporarily blocking a small portion of their light. (scienceblogs.com)
  • As far as we're concerned, that means having rocky, Earth-like planets orbiting at the proper distance from their star to have liquid water flowing freely on their surface! (scienceblogs.com)
  • In other words, if we plunked our planet down where this newly discovered world is found to orbit its star, would we still be able to sustain life-as-we-know-it? (scienceblogs.com)
  • a rocky planet orbiting a star nearly indistinguishable from our Sun, at practically the same distance that we orbit our home star! (scienceblogs.com)
  • For any star, it's possible to calculate the range of distances where orbiting planets could have liquid water on the surface. (nasa.gov)
  • Astronomers with the European Space Agency announced today that an Earth-like planet was recently discovered in the Alpha Centauri star system. (seattlepi.com)
  • This plot is a light curve, showing how the brightness of the faint dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 varies as three of its planets pass across its face in a triple transit on December 11, 2015. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • According to an observational survey Bond cites, the average planet host star has a higher carbon-to-oxygen ratio than the sun does, and her team's simulations predict that the most enriched systems give birth to carbon planets. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Astronomers have found three planets that may be habitable 'just' 40 light years away, orbiting an ultracool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • The Trappist-1 system, a mere 39 light years distant, has the largest number of Earth-sized planets known to orbit a single star. (france24.com)
  • Looking from Earth, the astronomers could only track activity around the star at night. (france24.com)
  • SEVEN IN ONE GO The small, cool star TRAPPIST-1, illustrated here, hosts a bevy of Earth-sized planets. (sciencenews.org)
  • The planets orbit a young star 130 light years from Earth. (earthtimes.org)
  • More recent observations in 2007 and 2008 led to the discovery of three gas-giant planets circling the star. (earthtimes.org)
  • The star and its cadre of planets represent the only multiple exoplanetary system that has been identified to date with direct snapshots. (earthtimes.org)
  • They theorize the planets formed farther from their star and then migrated inward, likely through interactions with the disk of material from which they originated. (rediff.com)
  • Mayor's planet, orbiting 51 Pegasi (the 51st brightest star in the constellation Pegasus) was a big wake-up call that our understanding of how solar systems form had more than a few holes in it. (nss.org)
  • The size - estimated to be 10% larger than Earth - and distance from its star don't just make for interesting factoids. (ktla.com)
  • So in the next few years we might even be able to walk outside and point at a star and know that it has a planet. (yahoo.com)
  • The fact that this planet was discovered orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system sparks the imagination. (aavso.org)
  • The floating fragment is likely a piece of a planet that was destroyed when the star died. (deseretnews.com)
  • The planet and the dead star are in the Milky Way galaxy, according to USA Today , about 410 light-years away. (deseretnews.com)
  • Eventually, its core will collapse and it will become a white dwarf - an extremely dense, faint star about the size of a planet. (deseretnews.com)
  • The other planet orbiting the star is caleld Proxima b, and it is roughly Earth mass and was discovered in 2016. (slashgear.com)
  • Planets too far away for direct imaging are discovered using the wobbling of the host star. (slashgear.com)
  • At a distance of 150 light years, the star ranks among the top 10 nearest stars known to have transiting planets. (eurekalert.org)
  • the temperature of the earths inner core is 6000 degrees kelvin just as hot as the suns surface, yea our little core is as hot as a star! (topdocumentaryfilms.com)
  • Real Star Sky Map with dynamic constellations and planets whirling across the screen. (bluechillies.com)
  • It is 4.6 million miles from its red dwarf star, or just one-twentieth of the distance between Earth and the sun, creating an incredible orange sky with no blue, so it looks like a perpetual sunset. (nbc11news.com)
  • And if that's not different enough, the planet circles its star so quickly that its year is about 11 days. (nbc11news.com)
  • The planet doesn't rotate, so one side is always facing its star and the other side is always dark and colder. (nbc11news.com)
  • What this means is, when you look up at the thousands of stars in the night sky, the nearest sun-like star with an Earth-size planet in its habitable zone is probably only 12 light years away and can be seen with the naked eye. (spaceref.com)
  • Only 10 of these were Earth-size, that is, one to two times the diameter of Earth and orbiting their star at a distance where they are heated to lukewarm temperatures suitable for life. (spaceref.com)
  • Located just 16 light years away from our planet, Gliese 832c is a super-Earth with a mass 5.4 times that of our own planet orbiting a red dwarf star every 36 days. (truthdig.com)
  • This orbit means that Gliese 832c is much closer to its host star than we are to ours, but because its red dwarf star has only half the mass of our Sun the planet receives around the same amount of stellar energy as we do. (truthdig.com)
  • Never before have so many Earth-like planets been found orbiting a single star. (cbc.ca)
  • The star, with a mass that is just eight per cent of our own sun's, is no bigger than Jupiter, with the planets all orbiting extremely close to the parent star. (cbc.ca)
  • One method is by using extremely sensitive equipment that measures the dip in light as a planet crosses in front of the star, known as a transit. (cbc.ca)
  • They are also all tidally locked, meaning that one side always faces the star, just as one side of our moon always faces Earth. (cbc.ca)
  • The Star Trek classification system would indeed be far better than the whole "What's a planet" argument definitions we've had (which has been hard enough with just our solar system), and things like Dwarf planets etc. (slashdot.org)
  • Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth . (siam.org)
  • A rocky planet similar to Earth may be orbiting one of our nearest stellar neighbors and could be detected using existing techniques, according to a new study led by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz. (redorbit.com)
  • The nearest such planet may be within 12 light-years. (pnas.org)
  • The fact that an Earth sized planet had been discovered orbiting one of our nearest stellar neighbors, Alpha Centauri B, was a headline dying to be exploited by the press. (aavso.org)
  • How many science fiction books have speculated about the existence of planets around our nearest stellar neighbor? (aavso.org)
  • Our observations extended over more than four years using the HARPS instrument and have revealed a tiny, but real, signal from a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B every 3.2 days," says Xavier Dumusque (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland, and Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, Portugal), lead author of the paper. (spaceref.com)
  • The long-term wide-area observations carried out by Earth observation satellites such as Envisat and ERS provide authoritative evidence of such trends and enable estimation of the consequences should such melting continue into the future. (esa.int)
  • Our observations extended over more than four years using the HARPS instrument and have revealed a tiny, but real, signal from a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B every 3.2 days," said Xavier Dumusque, lead author of the paper soon to be published in the journal Nature. (seattlepi.com)
  • The team was then able to combine their ground- and space-based observations and slice and dice them to determine that the signals likely came from seven different planets. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • A fourth, inner planet, e was detected in ground-based observations. (earthtimes.org)
  • The data from these other observations help determine which candidates can be validated as planets. (rediff.com)
  • The thrusters would be intermittently turned on to hold the starshade steady during the observations of the planets, which would appear as bright specks. (innovations-report.com)
  • The one or few that were are huge Jupiter-sized planets that no one imagined that you'd have life on Jupiter. (loe.org)
  • We found 603 planets, 10 of which are Earth size and orbit in the habitable zone, where conditions permit surface liquid water. (pnas.org)
  • The puzzle was a step closer to being solved Thursday after a French team reported in the journal Science they had identified which space rocks were responsible, and suggested our planet has been wet ever since it formed. (yahoo.com)
  • Mayor's planet was just the first of many "hot Jupiters" and bigger "hot Neptures" discovered: enormous, gaseous, and orbiting much, much closer to their stars than any astronomer could consider normal. (nss.org)
  • one that is paradoxically both more remote and closer to home: the transit of Earth as viewed from other planets. (plos.org)
  • So it's possible that the habitable zone of stars could extend substantially closer to them than we'd previously thought, provided the planet is rotating slowly enough. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Given the risks humans pose to the planet, we might someday leave Earth simply to conserve it.Many of the threats that might lead us to consider off-Earth living arrangements are actually man-made, and not necessarily in the distant future. (popsci.com)
  • Discoveries of planets around distant stars have become almost routine. (sciencenews.org)
  • The majority of planet candidates detected by this transit method are very distant from us. (aavso.org)
  • If future alien (or human) civilizations peer at the dying Earth through telescopes, they may detect the faintest traces of carbon dioxide and methane - the biological swansong of a once-vibrant planet. (gizmodo.com.au)
  • This discovery demonstrates for the first time that Earth-size planets exist around other stars, and that we are able to detect them. (rediff.com)
  • But, Our Planet also delivers a powerful message about how humans are impacting these stunning ecosystems that you show us. (loe.org)
  • Given the risks humans pose to the planet, we might also someday leave Earth simply to conserve it, with our planet becoming a kind of nature sanctuary that we visit now and again, as we might Yosemite. (popsci.com)
  • If we humans want to survive for hundreds of thousands or millions of years, we must ultimately populate other planets," he said. (popsci.com)
  • Humans have wondered forever whether we were alone in the universe, and until 25 years ago the only planets we knew about were the eight in our own solar system," he told reporters on the eve of the TESS launch. (yahoo.com)
  • It will not have escaped your attention that humans are not currently on any other planets, so if a transit of Earth were about to occur anywhere soon, we could not see it. (plos.org)
  • It would still take humans far too long to reach the planet with current technologies. (discovermagazine.com)
  • For millennia, and especially since the Industrial Revolution nearly 300 years ago, humans have gradually transformed the Earth System. (springer.com)
  • Humans should become the stewards of Earth. (springer.com)
  • Even in the zoomed Cassini picture, the Earth is barely larger than a single pixel in size. (slate.com)
  • Detecting small, rocky planets the size of Earth is challenging, however, because they induce a relatively small wobble in their host stars. (redorbit.com)
  • In every case, however, a system of multiple planets evolved with at least one planet about the size of Earth. (redorbit.com)
  • We find that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-size planets orbiting in their habitable zones. (pnas.org)
  • We find that 11 ± 4% of Sun-like stars harbor an Earth-size planet receiving between one and four times the stellar intensity as Earth. (pnas.org)
  • An international team of astronomers from MIT and the University of Liège in Belgium estimate that, given the size of TRAPPIST-1 and its three orbiting planets, each may have regions with temperatures well below 400 kelvins, making them suitable for sustaining water and life. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • All seven roughly match the size and mass of our own planet and are almost certainly rocky, and three are perfectly perched to harbour life-nurturing oceans of water, they reported in the journal Nature . (france24.com)
  • With this information in mind, if we were to scale the planet down to the size of an average cue ball, we would come to an incredible realization. (toptenz.net)
  • If Earth was the size of an actual egg, the crust would probably be even thinner than the thickness of human skin that peels off after a sunburn. (toptenz.net)
  • So, now that you know these two pieces of information about the crust and the actual size of the Earth, how do you think we fare in size here on Earth by comparison to bacteria on an actual billiard ball? (toptenz.net)
  • The three planets are 2.1, 1.7 and 1.5 times the size of Earth. (eurekalert.org)
  • We've learned in the past year that planets the size and temperature of Earth are common in our Milky Way galaxy," Howard said. (eurekalert.org)
  • We also discovered some Earth-size planets that appear to be made of the same materials as our Earth, mostly rock and iron. (eurekalert.org)
  • This gives us some confidence that when we look out into the habitable zone, the planets Erik is describing may be Earth-size, rocky planets," Howard said. (spaceref.com)
  • The analysis subjected Petigura's planet-finding algorithms to a battery of tests in order to measure how many habitable zone, Earth-size planets they missed. (spaceref.com)
  • Earth from afar: Cassini and Messenger spacecraft photos of our planet. (slate.com)
  • You are here: Saturn, backlit, seen by the Cassini spacecraft, with Earth just below the rings. (slate.com)
  • This is nothing short of stunning: Two spacecraft on nearly opposite sides of the solar system both took pictures of the Earth at nearly the same time, showing our entire planet as not much more than a smeared flash of slightly overexposed light. (slate.com)
  • From the inside out: The Earth and Moon spotted by the Messenger spacecraft orbiting Mercury. (slate.com)
  • Another Earth Explorer mission, ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) spacecraft remotely measures ocean salinity to help ascertain the likelihood of changes in ocean currents and hence to our climate. (esa.int)
  • Following completion of this maneuver, said ISRO, the Earth orbiting phase of the spacecraft ended. (digitaljournal.com)
  • Ensuring the correct trajectory for the spacecraft is essential to guarantee it safely reaches its intended orbit around the red planet. (digitaljournal.com)
  • NASA's New Horizons probe, the fastest spacecraft launched, left Earth hurtling toward Pluto at about 36,000 mph. (nbc11news.com)
  • A Galaxy of Dying Earths? (gizmodo.com.au)
  • The great idea of this approach was to study planets around the smallest stars of the galaxy, and close to us,' said lead author Michael Gillon, a professor at the University of Liege in Belgium. (france24.com)
  • But since then, we have found thousands of planets orbiting others stars and we think all the stars in our galaxy must have their own family of planets. (yahoo.com)
  • The new catalog includes 12 candidates that are less than twice the diameter of Earth and which are orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars. (industryweek.com)
  • Its main goal over the next two years is to scan more than 200,000 of the brightest stars for signs of planets circling them and causing a dip in brightness known as a transit. (yahoo.com)
  • For those planets in other solar systems, a transit of Earth would be nothing more than a brief, tiny dip in the brightness of the starlight from our sun, and it wouldn't be too much better from much of our outer solar system. (plos.org)
  • The three outermost planets, a, b, and c are detected in both the NICMOS and ground-based data. (earthtimes.org)
  • Even so, the outermost planet appears barely to have budged in ten years. (earthtimes.org)
  • There is a very real possibility that the outermost planet is rocky like Earth, which means this planet could have the right temperature to support liquid water oceans. (eurekalert.org)
  • Our Planet is an inspiring nature documentary series narrated by the renowned Sir David Attenborough. (loe.org)
  • Netflix recently released Our Planet, an 8-part nature documentary series narrated by the famous Sir David Attenborough. (loe.org)
  • Large parts of the production crew of Planet Earth, including Sir David Attenborough were in the audience. (wikipedia.org)
  • So, the holy grail in this exercise, was trying to find an Earth-sized planet in the Goldilocks zone around one of these stars, and that's what was just announced. (loe.org)
  • DE GRASSE TYSON: And then we go to other stars and they've got planets of their own. (loe.org)
  • much like our own Solar System, a great many of these stars are suspected to have planets as well. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Carbon Earths might be especially prevalent in more bizarre settings, such as the environs of white dwarfs and neutron stars. (scientificamerican.com)
  • These types of stars are very common, but never has evidence of orbiting planets emerged. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • it is only very recently that more than a handful of astronomers have been openly willing to suppose that, in the vast majority of cases, stars have planets circling them. (theosophy-nw.org)
  • In this old belief stars and planets were thought to slowly condense from very tenuous 'clouds' of matter into the relatively concrete globes we see today. (theosophy-nw.org)
  • But when subsequent calculations didn't quite tally, Gillon realised that there might be other stars that had escaped Earth-bound observation. (france24.com)
  • We might even find planets that orbit stars that we can even see with the naked eye," she added. (yahoo.com)
  • In contrast, the planets found by HARPS are around stars close to the Sun, this new discovery being the closest yet. (aavso.org)
  • When stars die, they become giants and engulf any nearby planets, according to Newsweek . (deseretnews.com)
  • In recent years, more than 175 planets have been discovered orbiting other stars. (innovations-report.com)
  • For over a century, science fiction writers have speculated on the existence of Earth-like planets around nearby stars," Cash wrote in Nature. (innovations-report.com)
  • An abundance of planets orbiting nearby stars simplifies such follow-up missions. (spaceref.com)
  • HIRES is famous for finding planets orbiting other stars. (spaceref.com)
  • We have classes for stars, so why not planets. (slashdot.org)
  • We want to find planets similar to ours, with the capability of housing not only life, but life-as-we-know-it ! (scienceblogs.com)
  • Most of the heat on Earth comes from its closest stellar neighbor. (livescience.com)
  • Since the nineteenth century astronomers have speculated about planets orbiting these bodies, the closest possible abodes for life beyond the solar system, but searches of increasing precision had revealed nothing. (spaceref.com)
  • Now, after an intensive follow-up campaign, the team has discovered that there are actually seven planets, not three. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • At NASA's inception, the new agency quickly discovered that one of the most fascinating places to explore from space was our home planet. (nasa.gov)
  • Dr. Michael H. Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division, noted that prior to that time, "the human race had never had an image of a complete hurricane's cloud patterns. (nasa.gov)
  • During those early days, the TIROS satellites also were used in support of forecasting for Mercury space launches, thus beginning a sometimes symbiotic relationship between NASA's Earth science and human spaceflight programs. (nasa.gov)
  • Just recently, Planet Labs delivered another 28 satellites to NASA's Wallops Island space center in Virginia for launch as early as Jan. 13 aboard a rocket headed to the International Space Station. (bizjournals.com)
  • You and I probably won't be travelling to these planets, but our children's children's children could be," NASA's Jeff Coughlin said of last summer's discovery . (siliconrepublic.com)
  • The smallest two worlds are about three-fourths as wide as Earth, the largest 10% wider. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • seven roughly Earth-sized worlds , at least three of which might host liquid water ( SN: 3/18/17, p. 6 ). (sciencenews.org)
  • This is the realm of the "exoplaneteers": hard-working astronomers on the hunt for worlds of all kinds, but especially "Mirror Earths": planets of water and rock that might even support life. (nss.org)
  • But the "previously discovered worlds are larger than Earth, and consequently their true nature - rocky or gaseous - is unknown," the SETI Institute said in a written announcement on Thursday. (ktla.com)
  • In contrast, this is a very clean and simple optical concept, and may be the most promising idea yet on how to directly image our Earth-like neighbors," said Kuchner, also a member of the New Worlds Observer science team. (innovations-report.com)
  • Following on the incredible success of One Million Things: A Visual Dictionary , this spectacular book features dynamic photographic spreads that beautifully showcase the rocks, minerals, streams, oceans, layers, clouds, ancient sediments, and brand-new islands that make up our planet. (dk.com)
  • They run experiments on chemicals to figure out how they'll behave in the stratosphere, and they use data from those tests to create computer simulations that predict how clouds of chemicals might cool the planet. (businessinsider.com)
  • This project, a plan to test our ability to modify the skies by creating clouds that could cool the Earth, is one of the first to take theories about geoengineering and see how they play out, 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) above Earth. (businessinsider.com)
  • Astronomy is the science of the exotic, but the thing that astronomers most want to find is the familiar: another planet like Earth, a hospitable face in a hostile cosmos. (scientificamerican.com)
  • But astrophysicist Neil de GrasseTyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium, says a newly discovered planet holds out the tantalizing prospect of being " just right. (loe.org)
  • Simply because of the broad conditions that we find life thriving here on earth- high temperature, low temperature, high pressure, high radiation- and you say 'hey, wait a minute! (loe.org)
  • We are trying to ascertain how much radiation other young Earths would get and what that could mean for the possibility for life. (innovations-report.com)
  • Cosmic radiation expert Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, believes that the next pole reversal could likely render some areas of the planet unlivable, according to Undark . (yahoo.com)
  • The discovery roller-coaster began when the team found that what it had thought was a combined transit of planets #2 and #3 was in fact the crossing of three planets. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • Depending on the relative positions of Earth, the Moon, and the viewing planet, during the transit the Moon could be a second black dot on the sun either preceding or lagging the main one by up to 30 Earth diameters. (plos.org)
  • For an astronomical transit to occur, the sun, the transiting planet, and the viewing planet all have to precisely align. (plos.org)
  • In a sense, though, it's too bad that a transit of Earth isn't happening much sooner because in theory we could watch it with one of the robotic probes we have been sending. (plos.org)
  • Life on Earth is full of carbon. (livescience.com)
  • Although we tend to think of our planet as defined by carbon, the basis of life, the element is actually a fairly minor constituent. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Had the carbon-oxygen balance tilted the other way, Earth would have turned out very differently, as Marc Kuchner, then at Princeton University, and Sara Seager, then at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, argued in 2005. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Exposed continents mean that the carbon cycle on a planet is mediated by surface temperatures, which produces a thermostat-like stabilizing feedback. (redorbit.com)
  • Every moment of every day, Earth is going through roughly 2,000 thunderstorms everywhere on its surface. (toptenz.net)
  • The eight planets in our solar system (yes, it's still weird for me to write "eight," too) orbit the sun in roughly circular paths, although they're ever-so-slightly ellipses instead of circles. (extremetech.com)
  • The diminutive world is just 33 light-years away, making it a near neighbor of Earth in the cosmic scheme of things. (space.com)
  • However, in just about all cases, these planets are hundreds (if not thousands) of light years away from Earth. (universetoday.com)
  • we're not satisfied with finding thousands of new planets, or even with finding hundreds of new complex Solar Systems. (scienceblogs.com)
  • This hall uses specimens, models, videos, and interactives to investigate the history and composition of Earth and the ongoing processes that shape it. (amnh.org)
  • Three lie in TRAPPIST-1's putative habitable zone - the region where, given an Earth-like composition, liquid water could be stable on the surface. (skyandtelescope.com)
  • On the one hand, the team indicated that the constraints their study placed on the planet's composition could prove useful in helping to understand how our own Solar planets came to be. (universetoday.com)
  • So, the study authors' group decided to test another theory: What if another planet brought the goodies? (space.com)
  • The molecules of water (specifically, the deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio) were different from the molecules found on Earth, according to a study published in the journal Science in December 2014. (livescience.com)
  • To study planet formation around Alpha Centauri B, the team ran repeated computer simulations, evolving the system for the equivalent of 200 million years each time. (redorbit.com)
  • Stratospheric ozone is a key element in the study of the earth system. (esa.int)
  • However, a new study to be published in an upcoming edition of the Astrophysical Journal , has suggested that these massive Earth-like planets do have both oceans and exposed continents. (redorbit.com)
  • However, the new study indicated that - provided the planet's rotation was about as slow as it is today (it pretty much always keeps the same face pointed toward the sun) - the dark side of the planet would have radiated enough heat out into space to potentially keep the planet's surface temperature well below the boiling point of water for almost 4 billion years. (discovermagazine.com)
  • BASCOMB: At its heart, Our Planet is a celebration of the remarkable biodiversity of life on Earth. (loe.org)
  • Earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, ice ages, landslides, floods, life evolution, plate motions-all of these phenomena have interacted over the vast expanses of deep time to sculpt the dynamic planet that we live on today. (coursera.org)
  • Life on Earth wouldn't survive for long without the sun. (livescience.com)
  • If Fukushima has taught us anything, it's that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially devastating consequences for life on Earth. (infowars.com)
  • Presumably, the increase in ratings will bring increased prominence to Planet Earth II so that it enjoys a long shelf life as well. (cinemablend.com)
  • If so, that raises the likelihood that water - one of the key prerequisites for life as we know it - is native to other planets. (newscientist.com)
  • Now host Bruce Gellerman asks astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the "Goldilocks" planet that is potentially just right for life. (loe.org)
  • GELLERMAN: But if we went to an exo-planet, we could literally trip over something and we might not know it's life. (loe.org)
  • But now, by the way, biologists as much as they might celebrate the diversity of life on earth, at the end of the day they have to confess that they have only a sample of one. (loe.org)
  • Forget about intelligent life, how Earth-like is this world, really ? (scienceblogs.com)
  • The National Space Society, whose more than 12,000 members are committed to establishing settlements in space, suggests that we'll probably first go to a planet that has the resources to support life. (popsci.com)
  • He has dedicated decades to studying Earth, not searching for life elsewhere. (nasa.gov)
  • Before we go looking for life, we're trying to figure out what kinds of planets could have a climate that's conducive to life," del Genio said. (nasa.gov)
  • Del Genio recognizes that life may well exist in forms and places so bizarre that it might be substantially different from Earth. (nasa.gov)
  • Determining whether Earth-like planets are common or rare looms as a touchstone in the question of life in the universe. (pnas.org)
  • However, that means the three planets orbiting it every 1.5, 2.4 and 73 days could support life. (siliconrepublic.com)
  • Furthermore, as the modern Darwinian evolutionists believe in no special theological creation of mankind, they postulate that perhaps thousands, if not millions, of potentially life-bearing planets have existed long enough to produce beings whose intelligence is equal to or greater than our own. (theosophy-nw.org)
  • Moreover, while conditions favorable to life are thought to occur on a great many planets, only an infinitesimal fraction of any planet's bulk is considered to be directly utilized by living organisms. (theosophy-nw.org)
  • I thought you might be interested in this item at http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/891427614 Title: Earth, life, and system : evolution and ecology on a Gaian planet Author: Bruce Clarke Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015. (worldcat.org)
  • Sankar Chatterjee synthesizes several strands of current theory for the origin of life on earth. (worldcat.org)
  • A list of 37 things you can do in everyday life to help save the planet such as commute or bike to work, recycle, learn the benefits of organic fertilizers and much more. (motherearthnews.com)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. (nbc11news.com)
  • Earth is, to our knowledge, the only life-bearing body in the Solar System. (springer.com)
  • Organisms have progressively occupied all the habitats of the planet, diversifying into countless life forms and developing enormous biomasses over the past 3.6 billion years. (springer.com)
  • Rachel Ignotofsky brilliantly uses her skills to create the ultimate illustrated story of life on Earth, delivering another blow to the misconception that art and science occupy separate realms. (indiebound.org)
  • The format is great, too-each section stands on its own merit, but Rachel carefully and seamlessly intertwines them, weaving together the complex tale of life on Earth. (indiebound.org)
  • We don't know what range of planet types and their environments are suitable for life. (spaceref.com)
  • They reported that one Earth-sized planet discovered - albeit, a planet with a likely temperature of 2,000 Kelvin, which is far too hot for life as we know it - is the same density as Earth and most likely composed of rock and iron, like Earth. (spaceref.com)
  • This allowed us to get 20 consecutive 24-hour periods of observation, which was crucial to discovering that we had seven transiting planets. (france24.com)
  • By varying the temperature, the pressure and the proportions of sulfur in their experiments, the team created scenarios of how these elements could have divided between the core and the rest of the hypothetical planet. (space.com)
  • Here's some reasons why: Venus's surface temperature hovers around a sweltering 870 degrees Fahrenheit (465 degrees Celsius), its surface pressure is about 90 times that of Earth (which is akin to the pressure a kilometer, or 0.6 mile, below the ocean's surface), and there are no seasons there. (scientificamerican.com)