NASA has announced that an international team of astronomers has discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star Trappist-1. Three of them may support life. Is interplanetary diplomacy on the horizon?
Scientists have said that Ross 128b has a similar mass and surface temperature to that of Earth. Of the thousands of planets discovered outside the solar system, only 50 exhibit Earth-like conditions.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass mighty close by our planet this Thursday. A direct hit would cause untold destruction. So, are we really prepared for such an event?
Asteroid Florence has passed unusually close to our planet, offering a rare treat for both professional and hobby astronomers. Scientists said there was no danger that the large object would hit Earth.
Astronomers have discovered seven new planets which may host liquid water. Their find shows that Earth-like planets are even more common in the universe than previously thought.
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