The Breakthrough Starshot project aims to be the first to launch a gram-scale spacecraft from light beams with speeds of up to 20% the speed of light. But now, the project is fired up with excitement for yet another target: to glimpse Proxima b up close.
A new study revealed that the exoplanet GJ 1132b can not support life, despite having oxygen and atmosphere.
Scientists have found an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri a few light-years away from Earth.
Scientists discovered that using polarization of an exoplanet’s light could detect exomoons.
Experts identified the top 20 exoplanets that can potentially hold water and possibly, alien life.
Researchers from the University of Arizona confirmed that there are another haul of exoplanets, a total of 104, discovered by NASA's K2 planet-hunting mission.
Astronomers from University of Arizona discovered a new planet orbiting in a star being orbited by other two stars.
A new dreaming exoplanet hunter is out to find habitable planets. RobERT employs innovative technology that allows it to mimic how a human astronomer's brain will study and detect patterns of spectra and associate it with experience.
Caltech-led study reveals details about the newly detected newborn super-Neptune orbiting around a young star 500 light years away from Earth.
A new study reveals that gravity from the newborn star appears to be pulling away the outer layers of the Jupiter-like planet.
Scientists have observed for the first time, the occurrence of "intergalactic rain" falling into supermassive black holes.
Hot Jupiters are being scrutinized by scientist because they found water vapor from the clouds and haze formations from some of the discovered exoplanets. Scientists believe that there could be atmospheric water hidden beneath the clouds.
Researchers at the University of California published a new study affirming that Kepler-62f can be habitable. That is if the exoplanet can generate enough carbon dioxide in the atmosphere so that it would be warm enough to allow water to thrive.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will continue the mission originally performed by Kepler. But this time, NASA claims that TESS posses the technology to find Earth-like planets which might harbour life.
Can you imagine how it is like to explore the universe and to help NASA find new signs of life outside our world? Being NASA's Planet Hunters is one of the oddest jobs on Earth. Currently, there's an organization recruiting volunteers to be involved as a citizen planet hunter, which anyone can do in the comforts of their home.