A hot, rocky “super Earth,” near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has taken a team of planet-hunting scientists by surprise.
Astronomers report what may be the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf
For some distant worlds, carbon monoxide may actually be compatible with a robust microbial biosphere
Close encounters between stars in the Milky Way’s largest globular cluster leave little room for habitable planetary systems
Major series of review articles outlines past, present, and future of searching for life on other planets
UCR researchers have identified 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons
Timothy Lyons will deliver the 66th annual lecture at UC Riverside
UCR researchers are using seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere to guide their search for life outside the solar system