Two exoplanets in another planetary system are discovered to be rocky and researchers are studying their atmospheres to see if they can host life.
Two of the newfound alien planets spotted by the Kepler space telescope are likely capable of supporting life.
Scientists from the Royal Observatory in Belgium believe that there could be oceans hidden underneath the exoplanets Kepler 623 and 62f.
Scientists marvel at the fact that three hot Jupiters were found on the Messier 67 cluster. According to the study, hot Jupiters weren't detected before and now they discovered them in unusually large numbers.
In a breakthrough discovery, scientists found traces of methyl or methanol in planet-forming discs. The findings are essential in studying how these molecules are absorbed by protoplanetary bodies.
The new type of cooler for NASA's James Webb Telescope underwent rigorous testing to affirm its readiness for its upcoming space flight in 2018.
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.
A new study reveals that an exoplanet located in the outermost region of a five-planet system 1,200 might years away of Earth may contain an ocean, making it capable of sustaining life.
The strange radio signals detected in 2009 might have just come from extreme lightning storms in an exoplanet, and is unlikely to be alien communication, revealed a new study by scientists from Scotland.
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.
NASA announced on Tuesday the discovery of 1,284 new planets, with nine in the so-called habitable zone, with the aid of the Kepler space telescope.
A team of astronomers has recently discovered three habitable alien planets that have Earth-like qualities. Interestingly, these newly discovered exoplanets are orbiting a nearby "ultracool dwarf star" called TRAPPIST-1, shedding more hints that life outside the solar system could be possible.
It pays to clean one's basement once in a while. A 1917 astronomical glass plate was unearthed from the collections of Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California revealed the first-ever evidence of exoplanetary system.
Super-Earths may want to back off a bit. A new study revealed a new class of planets outside our own solar system with atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.