Washington, D.C.— An international team of astronomers, including five Carnegie scientists, reports the discovery of two new planets orbiting a very old star that is near to our own Sun. One of these planets orbits the star at the right distance to allow liquid water to exist on its surface, a key ingredient to support […]
Washington, D.C.â€”The Solar System has a new most-distant member, bringing its outer frontier into focus.
Washington, D.C.â€”A team of astronomers, including Carnegieâ€™s Paul Butler, has combined new observations with existing data to reveal a solar system packed full of planets. The star Gliese 667C is orbited by between five and seven planets, the maximum number that could fit in stable, close orbits.
Washington, D.C.â€”A team of scientists, including Carnegieâ€™s Alan Boss, has discovered two Earth-like planets in the habitable orbit of a Sun-like star. Their work is published in Science Express.
Washington, D.C. â€” In order to understand Earth's earliest history–its formation from Solar System material into the present-day layering of metal core and mantle, and crust–scientists look to meteorites.