A billion years from now, a lack of oxygen will wipe out life on Earth

This discovery will shape the hunt for life on exoplanets.

Matthew Warke, Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews • conversation
March 2, 2021 ~6 min

A lack of oxygen will wipe out life on Earth in a billion years

This discovery will shape the hunt for life on exoplanets.

Matthew Warke, Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews • conversation
March 2, 2021 ~6 min

Astronomers identify new method of planet formation

Scientists have suggested a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets – a long-standing puzzle in astronomy.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 12, 2021 ~4 min

Team sheds new light on super-Earth origin mystery

Super-Earths are not leftovers of mini-Neptunes, after all, according to a new study that challenges our understanding of planetary formation.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~4 min

Team sheds new light on super-Earth origin mystery

Super-Earths are not leftovers of mini-Neptunes, after all, according to a new study that challenges our understanding of planetary formation.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~4 min

We’re teaching robots to evolve autonomously – so they can adapt to life alone on distant planets

The robots are 'born' via 3D printer, and recycle themselves upon their 'death'.

Emma Hart, Chair in Natural Computation, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Record-beating pressure mimics carbon inside exoplanets

Putting carbon under the highest pressure ever recorded in a laboratory has led to a model of the insides of exoplanets, researchers say.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Jan. 29, 2021 ~5 min

High school students discover exoplanets during mentoring program

High schoolers discover four exoplanets through the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian mentorship program.

Nadia Whitehead • harvard
Jan. 28, 2021 ~6 min

Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet

The first Jupiter-like planet without clouds has been detected by astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Unlike our Jupiter, which takes nearly 12 years to orbit the sun, WASP-62b completes a rotation in just four-and-a-half days.

Nadia Whitehead • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~3 min

Despite huge size, super light planet is ‘one of the puffiest’

The exoplanet WASP-107b is around the size of Jupiter, but has a mass 10 times smaller, researchers find. That upends ideas about gas giant planets.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 19, 2021 ~6 min

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