“This study assesses the impact that ocean circulation has on nutrient cycling, biological productivity & the detectability of life on exoplanets”
The late 2030s are a realistic launch target for an alien-ocean explorer, should NASA choose to develop one
The new planet joins other Earth-sized planets, including several in the TRAPPIST-1 system & other worlds discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope
Philosophers describe this sort of phenomenon as “theory-ladenness of observation”
"If we make first contact before 2028, it’ll probably be via radio"
Not ready? Not ready for what??
Spiral light reveals living creatures
The 51-year-old Outer Space Treaty, which obligates the U.S. and other signers to avoid the “harmful contamination” of other celestial bodies
Researcher Andrew Vanderburg said he would be surprised if there wasn't even more planets lurking to add to the newly discovered systems
Within the habitable, or "Goldilocks" zone, temperatures are not too hot or too cold but just right for surface water to exist as a liquid