Astrophysics

04.23.17
Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water
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Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water

Simulations suggest that Earth's ideal mix of land and sea is rare.

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04.19.17
Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life
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Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life

LHS 1140b is in just the right orbit for atmospheric studies.

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02.13.17
Dwarf star's atmosphere holds the ingredients for life
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Dwarf star's atmosphere holds the ingredients for life

It hints that the conditions for life could be more common than you think.

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01.06.17
Deepest X-ray image to date uncovers a black hole bonanza
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Deepest X-ray image to date uncovers a black hole bonanza

It's a window into the histories of both black holes and the universe.

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