Are we alone in the universe? This generation could finally find out

On this podcast episode, a planet hunter talks about our chances of finding alien life and other habitable worlds.

U. Chicago | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Mysterious exoplanet shouldn’t exist where it is

An out-of-place exoplanet seems to have escaped being destroyed when its parent star began to die. New research sheds light on how that happened.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Exoplanets show the role of uncertainty in science

The in-built uncertainty in science can be tricky for people who aren't researchers. Here, an expert explains how it applies in the search for exoplanets.

NC State | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Team models climate on each Trappist-1 exoplanet

"This is a whole sequence of planets that can give us insight into the evolution of planets... It's just a gold mine."

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Earth’s ‘fingerprint’ could help find habitable exoplanets

A new "biosignature" for our own planet may help astronomers find exoplanets that could support life—or other worlds that already do.

McGill University | Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Kepler helps count Earth-like planets around sun-like stars

Scientists used data from the Kepler space telescope to better estimate the rate of Earth-like planets near stars similar to our sun.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Dead planet cores ‘broadcast’ long after their sun burns out

Scientists plan to "tune into" the radio signals to hunt for exoplanets around white dwarf stars.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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300 stars show our solar system may be special

"Given what we and other surveys have seen so far, our solar system doesn't look like other solar systems..."

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | June 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Young ‘hot Jupiter’ offers clues to how planets form

"The most valuable way to learn how planets form is to study planets, like CI Tau b, that are either still forming or have just formed."

Jade Boyd-Rice | June 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Why super-Earths orbit super close to their stars

New simulations suggest why super-Earths are often so close to their host star, where there doesn't seem to be enough solid material to form a planet, let alone a big one.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | May 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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