Planets News

Frozen Earth-like planets could support life: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, found some snowball planets might have areas of land near their equators that reach livable temperatures.

Two Earth-like planets discovered around dwarf star

The observations showed that two planets are orbiting it, both of them similar to the planets in the inner part of the Solar System.


Pluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists

As per the definition, Pluto does not meet the criteria, since Neptune's gravity influences it, and Pluto shares its orbit with frozen gases and objects in the Kuiper belt.

First interstellar visitor was similar to our planets: Study

Researchers from Queen's University Belfast in the UK measured the way that 'Oumuamua', reflects sunlight, and found it similar to icy objects covered with a dry crust.

Four Earth-sized planets found orbiting Sun-like star

Four Earth-sized planets have been discovered orbiting the nearest Sun-like star, which is about 12 light years away and visible to the naked eye, scientists said. Two of the planets are super-Earths located in the habitable zone of the star, tau Ceti.

Mysterious eclipses point to giant ringed Jupiter-like planet

cientists have found evidence of a giant ringed gas planet which may be up to fifty times more massive than Jupiter, orbitting a star over thousand light years away from Earth. They predict that these eclipses are caused by the orbit of the yet undiscovered giant planet.


Astronomers discover super earth, may harbour life

Astronomers has discovered a so-called "super-Earth" that could contain liquid water, makes it a good candidate to harbour life.