Questions tagged [exoplanet]

Questions regarding planets outside of Earth's solar system.

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Resonances and the seven sisters recently discovered

In reference to the discovery of seven planets around Trappist-1, I'm just wondering if any of these planets are in an orbital resonance and if that is the case, what the implications for habitability ...
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Are there any modern studies for how to colonize an exoplant involving interstellar travel?

As in the title, are there any modern studies for how to colonize an exoplanet involving manned interstellar travel? By this I mean an academic peer reviewed study. However, it doesn't have to be ...
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What fraction of stellar systems could/can Kepler and TESS search for planets?

Since Kepler and TESS search for exoplanets by their transit in front of their host stars, they can only find planets around stars whose ecliptic plane is nearly edge-on as seen from Earth. (Ref 1 &...
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Which of the upcoming space missions has the greatest chance of proving the existence of life on exoplanets?

Confirming the existence of life on other distant planets would be one of the greatest discoveries in our history. I believe that many space enthusiasts would love this to happen in the coming decades....