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Uninhabitable Planets

Calling a distant world Earth-like is bad practice; calling it habitable is not much better

September 30, 2019 — Caleb A. Scharf

A Hot Polar Planet

Some exoplanets defy easy explanation, a newly discovered world is no exception

September 18, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf
An Earth-Like Exoplanet Orbits Our Nearest Neighbor

An Earth-Like Exoplanet Orbits Our Nearest Neighbor

The red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is home to a newly discovered exoplanet, which may look a lot like Earth. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on August 24, 2016...

August 24, 2016 — Nature Video
NASA Goes Big and Bold for Exoplanet Science

NASA Goes Big and Bold for Exoplanet Science

                  A United States federal agency is not necessarily the first place you think of when it comes to answering some of the deepest existential questions for our species...

April 24, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life In 2015?

Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life In 2015?

Probably not, but just possibly yes. One of the reasons that the search for life elsewhere in the universe is so exciting is that it would take only one chance discovery, one lucky break, for all the walls to come tumbling down...

December 29, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf

Exoplanet Size: It’s Elementary

Since quite early in the history of the discovery of planets around other stars it’s been apparent that the likelihood of certain types of planets around a star is related to the abundance of heavy elements in that system...

June 3, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
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