Planetary formation made the news in three different ways this week. Find out how surprising results from studies of a meteorite, a debris field and the planet Venus all shed new light on our own planet's deep history.
A planet with two suns named Kepler 16-b was located using conventional astronomy last week. Discover why this is an important breakthrough that will lead to a better understanding of how planets form.
Moons similar to Earth's seem to be vital for life on other planets. Find out why a new study explains how to narrow the search to worlds with suitable natural satellites. (4:00 min read)
Planet formation remains one of the mysteries of astrophysics. Find out how a new study sheds light on the process and offers a new method for future research in the field. (4:30 min read)
Radio signals from an exoplanet have been detected by a team of radio astronomers. Find out how this discovery contributes to the search for life beyond Earth. (3:45 min read)
Water on Mars has been escaping for at least a billion years. Find out how NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has shed new light on why this happens. (4 min read)
Earth-like planets seem to orbit about half of all stars like our Sun. Find out why knowing this takes us closer to finding life in space. (4:00 min read)
Water discoveries on the Moon and on Mars were made this week.. Find out how these studies help understand life on Earth and on other worlds. (4:45 min read)
The abundance of water is still a mystery to science. Find out why researchers believe that water may have formed with the Earth from its beginning. (4:45 min read)
Super-Earth planets are planets between the size of Earth and Neptune. Find out about the research team called Red Dots and their planetary discoveries. (4:30 min read)