One of the crucial elements for life to be able to develop, at least in the form that we know it, carbon based, is the existence of water. One of the early measurements that the Curiosity rover made on Mars .
Alien planets are incredibly common in our own galaxy Milky Way and it may be having as many as 160 billion planets, a six-year-long study has suggested.
According to the study, published in the journal Nature, there are over 100 billion .
Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel and NASA’s Spitzer space telescopes have detected surprisingly rapid changes in the brightness of embryonic stars within the well-known Orion Nebula. Images from Herschel’s far-infrared instrument and two of Spitzer’s instruments working at shorter wavelengths give .