Home Tags Exoplanets
Astronomers think the planet, called Proxima c, is a super-Earth that formed far from the icy region where scientists think such worlds are born.
NASA’s planet-hunting telescope found an Earth-size exoplanet 100 light-years away. It could hide a vast ocean.
The planet, called TOI 700 d, orbits in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. Two telescopes confirmed its existence.
Look up, and you might see a star in the sky named after Singapore.
Astronomers found 6 unusual new planets, including 3 super-Earths, by watching them vaporize and bleed gas into space
The new method aims to find planets that orbit so close to their stars that they vaporize from the heat, leaving gas behind.
Because their hydrogen-helium atmospheres balloon out, these planets are nearly as big as Jupiter, but are 100 times less massive.
A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.
The CHEOPS space telescope will attempt to study the atmospheres and composition of exoplanets. It launched Wednesday morning. following a delay.
A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here’s why Earths might be common.
There could be up to 10 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone. That's good news for astronomers seeking alien life.
A handful of new telescopes are about to transform the hunt for alien life and our understanding of the universe itself
NASA and other space agencies are building telescopes that will study dark matter, measure the universe's expansion, and look for signs of alien life.
A winner of this year’s Nobel prize in physics is convinced we’ll detect alien life in 100 years. Here are 13 reasons why we haven’t...
A Nobel prize-winner thinks we'll detect aliens within 100 years, possibly sooner. Other scientists think we might never make contact.
16 recently discovered exoplanets could offer our best chance of finding alien life outside the solar system
NASA telescopes have found thousands of exoplanets, some of which could host life. Scientists recently detected water vapor on a super-Earth.