The Doomsday Clock Is About to Tick, And We’ve Never Been So Close to Midnight

In less than 24 hours, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will update Doomsday Clock. It is now 100 seconds from midnight – a metaphorical time when the human race could destroy the world with technologies it developed itself. The hands have never been this close to midnight before. There is little hope that he … Read more

3 newly discovered worlds risk doom orbiting too close to dying stars

Astronomers have spotted three new exoplanets orbiting dangerously close to their parent stars, on the verge of extinction. Three exoplanets, named TOI-2337b, TOI-4329b and TOI-2669b, were detected using NASA’s transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Echelle High Resolution Spectrometer (HIRES) of the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii. “These planets are in such extreme places … Read more