"Oxygen is one of the most exciting molecules to detect because of its link with life, but we don't know if life is the only cause of oxygen in an atmosphere.”
Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Scientists have discovered thousands of alien worlds beyond the solar system. Here’s what some of them might look like on the surface.
TRAPPIST-1 is home to the longest resonant chain of any planetary system yet discovered.
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Frequent solar flares from red dwarfs make the exoplanets less than ideal.
“The goal is try to convert as many things in space into music as possible.”
By looking for systems with smaller and cooler stars, scientists discovered TRAPPIST-1a, the most promising candidate for alien life so far.
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