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Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Characterizing Exoplanets for Habitability

A habitable exoplanet is a world that can maintain stable liquid water on its surface. Techniques and approaches to characterizing such worlds are …

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Can Garnet Planets Be Habitable?

Astronomers and geoscientists have joined forces to study the mix of elements in exoplanet host stars, and to consider what this reveals about their …

Universe

Scientists are checking a nearby exoplanet for alien transmissions

Just 14 light-years away is a star named Wolf 1061 hosting a planet that could be one of our best bets to find life beyond the solar system.<p>There are three so-called super-Earths in the system, including Wolf 1061c, which orbits in the habitable zone where the temperature is such that liquid water, …

Astronomers Prepare to Search for Alien Life at Nearby 'Habitable' Exoplanet

The Wolf 1061 star system is only 14 light-years away and a team of astronomers are doing the groundwork to begin looking for signs of …

A New Test for Life on Other Planets

A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.<p>The test uses a liquid-based technique known …

Alien planets may fling moons out of orbit

Alien planets that orbit especially close to their stars have a bigger chance of losing their moons, which may reduce the chances that habitable …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …