Dying Stars Can Reveal Signs Of Extraterrestrial Life

26/02/2013 07:01

25 February, 2013


- Even dying stars could host planets with life and if such life exists, we might be able to detect it within the next decade.

This encouraging result comes from a new theoretical study of Earth-like planets orbiting white dwarf stars.

Researchers found that we could detect oxygen in the atmosphere of a white dwarf's planet much more easily than for an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star. [Read more] ...