NASA’s Kepler Mission Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star

Closer to Finding an Earth This artist's conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit in a star's habitable zone — the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for […]

Astronomers Launch Online Database Of Habitable Planets

Only 15 planets and 30 moons could potentially support alien life, according to a new online catalog of habitable planets launched by astronomers on Monday.

The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) website describes the project as “an online database for scientists, educators, and the general public focused on habitable exoplanets discoveries.”

“The catalog uses various […]