Tags: exoplanets

Can amateur astronomers spot exoplanets?

Can amateur astronomers spot exoplanets? Of course not. Who do you think you are? Planet-hunting outside our solar system is only for those with advanced science degrees, lab coats and...

LISA: Detecting Exoplanets Using Gravitational Waves

Humanity is experiencing a revolution in astronomy. Until recently, we’ve depended on the electromagnetic spectrum (i.e. light) to make discoveries from our solar system’s backyard to the furthest-most reaches of...

Understanding Exoplanets: The Habitable Zone

«First Life» Copyright 2015 Marc Dantonio In this first of a series of articles to come on the scientific search for extraterrestrial life, we explore the magical place around stars...

160 Billion Exoplanets and Counting

They say every star up there has at least one planet zipping around it. Add it up and it means the Milky Way is home to 160 billion exoplanets, give...