Hubble telescope sees water around small hot and steamy exoplanet in ‘exciting discovery’

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that the atmosphere of a relatively small planet outside the solar system is rich in water vapor. However, don’t plan a holiday to this destination yet. The planet’s surface is hot enough to melt lead, meaning it’s a steamy world inhospitable to life as we know it. … Read more

How the runaway greenhouse gas effect can destroy a planet’s habitability – including Earth’s

Using advanced computer simulations, scientists have shown how easily a runaway greenhouse effect can quickly transform a habitable planet into a hellish world incapable of life. This research not only has implications for our understanding of extrasolar planets, or “exoplanets”, but it also offers insights into the Earth’s man-made climate crisis. The team of astronomers … Read more