jan 162013
 
Life Also Possible on Exomoons

  In their search for habitable worlds, astronomers have started to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside the Solar System. In a new study, a pair of researchers has found that exomoons are just as likely to support life as exoplanets. Artist’s conception of two extrasolar moons orbiting a giant gaseous planet. Image Credit: [continue reading]

sep 122012
 
Alien Life Might be Able to Survive  Under Extreme Conditions

  Astronomers have discovered a veritable rogues’ gallery of odd exoplanets — from scorching hot worlds with molten surfaces to frigid ice balls. And while the hunt continues for the elusive “blue dot” — a planet with roughly the same characteristics as Earth — new research reveals that life might actually be able to survive on [continue reading]