habitability

Why This Star-Packed Region Of Space Is Likely Devoid Of Life

Why This Star-Packed Region Of Space Is Likely Devoid Of Life

Globular clusters are among the most fascinating celestial phenomena in the galaxy, packing a hideous number of stars into a relatively tiny region of space. Given the sheer number and variety of stars within these clusters, it seems reasonable to think they’d also be packed with life. But as new…

Periodic Table Of Exoplanets Neatly Classifies Over 3700 Known Worlds

Periodic Table Of Exoplanets Neatly Classifies Over 3700 Known Worlds

Astronomer Abel Méndez‏ from the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico has put together a Periodic Table of Exoplanets, where each of the 3700 confirmed exoplanets is slotted into its own discrete category – including planets that could harbour life.