Astronomers are testing the tools that might help them keep up with the upcoming storm of exoplanet atmosphere data.
K2-18b is warm, has an atmosphere, and has water vapor. But it’s no Earth 2.0.
Solar winds are not the main culprit in stripping the planet’s atmosphere, a new study suggests.
Sediments from the Curiosity rover and experiments using tanks of gas and laser beams helped reveal how water continued to flow on Mars after the planet lost its atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Mars Workshop on Amazonian and Present-day Climate; Lakewood, Colorado, 18–22 June 2018
If present, microbes could explain evolving patterns in the planet’s atmosphere when observed in ultraviolet light.
The new global map of Europa’s surface heat also highlighted one spot on the moon that is inexplicably cold.
Mars is even more like Earth than we thought, according to a statistical analysis of the planet's swirling atmosphere.
A recently observed temperature reversal on Uranus may offer a clue to a long-standing mystery: Why are the upper atmospheres of gas giants so hot?
Planets that orbit close to their stars might lose their atmospheres along with any chance of life, but new models show a way in which these planets may retain their atmospheres and habitability.