A new computer model by NASA has found that friction from tides could help some distant Earth-sized planets, traveling in dangerous orbits, to create habitable situations.
Scientists have revealed that the controversial signals were not coming from the two planets, which might support life, orbiting the dwarf star Gliese 581.
new modeling done by researchers has suggested that pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable.
Researchers have said that scientists looking for habitable planets beyond Earth shouldn`t overlook F-type stars in favour of their more abundant, smaller and cooler cousins.
A new study estimates that there may be twice the number of habitable planets than previously thought - thanks to new calculations that include the effect of clouds on alien worlds.
A highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares, is being studied, which may hold clues to the likelihood of life on other planets as well as to the behaviour of our Sun.
The number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought and some of those planets are likely lurking around nearby stars, a new analysis by a Penn State researcher as concluded.
In the hunt for Earth-like planets, it is helpful to seek clues and patterns that can aid scientist narrow down the types of systems.
Scientists say tides may dry out what would otherwise be habitable planets around small stars, making them hostile to life.
Day in Pics: 17th September
Showbiz World - September 17, 2014
Toronto International Film Festival