Press Releases


Some Potentially Habitable Planets Began as Gaseous, Neptune-like Worlds, Peter Kelley, 28 Jan 2015. See Luger et al. (2015).

`Mirage Earth' exoplanets may have burned away chances for life, Peter Kelley, 2 Dec 2014. See Luger & Barnes (2015).

Astronomers: ‘Tilt-a-worlds’ could harbor life, Peter Kelley, 15 Apr 2014. See Armstrong et al. (2014).

Astronomers find three `super-Earths' in nearby star's habitable zone, Peter Kelley, 25 Jun 2013. See Anglada-Escude et al. (2013).

Life possible on extrasolar moons, Kerstin Mork, 10 Jan 2013. See Heller & Barnes (2013),

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?, Peter Kelley, 19 Nov 2012. See Barnes & Heller (2013).

Tidal heating shrinks the `goldilocks zone', Richard A. Lovett, 8 May 2012. See Barnes et al. (2013).

"'Out of Whack' Planetary System Offers Clues to a Disturbing Past", Rebecca Johnson, 24 May 2010. See McArthur et al. (2010).

"Weird orbits of neighbors can make 'habitable' planets not so habitable", Vince Stricherz, 24 May 2010.

"First Earth-like Planet Spotted Outside Solar System Likely a Volcanic Wasteland", Sandra Hines, 6 Jan 2010. See Barnes et al. (2010).

"Most Earthlike Exoplanet Started out as Gas Giant", Francis Reddy, 6 Jan 2010. See Jackson et al. (2010).

"New Definition Could Further Limit Habitable Zones Around Distant Suns", Vince Stricherz, 10 Jun 2009. See Barnes et al. (2009).

"Missing Planets Attest to Destructive Power of Stars' Tides", Vince Stricherz, 27 Apr 2009. See Jackson, Barnes & Greenberg (2009).

"Hurry! Life Must Form Quickly on Some Planets", Michael Shirber, 23 Oct 2008. See Barnes et al. (2008).

"Tides Have Major Impact on Planet Habitability", Lori Stiles, 12 Oct 2008. See Jackson, Barnes & Greenberg (2008).

"Astronomers are First to Successfully Predict Extra-Solar Planet", Lori Stiles, 9 Jan 2008. See Barnes, Gozdziewski & Raymond (2008).

"Models Show One Nearby Star System Could Host Earth-like Planet", Vince Stricherz, 24 Jul 2006. See Raymond, Barnes & Kaib (2006).