Earth-like Proxima Centauri Exoplanet Not So Earth-like

Like all other space nerds recently I’ve been excited by the discovery of an ‘earth-like’ planet around Proxima Centauri. It has been described as the most important exoplanet discovery there will ever be given that it is the nearest possible one; allowing for the exception of any rogue planets that might be out there. But… Read More Earth-like Proxima Centauri Exoplanet Not So Earth-like

Brown Dwarf Found to Have Water in Atmosphere and Earth-like Temperature

For the first time ever we have discovered clouds of water around an astronomical body outside of our solar system. WISE 0855 is a brown dwarf about 7 light years from earth, so extremely close in cosmic terms, and was first discovered in 2014. Since then astronomers at UCSC have been trying to get a… Read More Brown Dwarf Found to Have Water in Atmosphere and Earth-like Temperature

We’ve Spotted Something Weird, Could Be Aliens, Could Just Be Dust

We’ve discovered alien life! Probably. Possibly. Maybe. Okay, fine, we almost certainly have not discovered alien life but we have found an interesting anomaly worth further study. One of the most successful citizen science projects of all time has been the incredibly exciting Planet Hunters project where you yourself can go and try to find… Read More We’ve Spotted Something Weird, Could Be Aliens, Could Just Be Dust