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News Archive / Tagged: ocean worlds

  • New class of exoplanets identified in search for extraterrestrial life

    Laurel KornfeldSeptember 5th, 2021

    More than 25 years after the discovery of the first exoplanets, scientists have identified a new subclass of planets that are hot, have large oceans and thick hydrogen atmospheres, and may be habitable for microbial life.

  • Remnants of ancient subsurface ocean observed on Ceres

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 5th, 2020

    The bright spots in Ceres’s Occator Crater, which mystified scientists when first observed by the Dawn spacecraft in 2015, indicate the dwarf planet may harbor remnants of what was once a global subsurface ocean.