A team of astronomers has recently discovered a new gas giant exoplanet that is three times bigger than Jupiter. The new extrasolar world was detected through the gravitational microlensing method.
The largest of planets may have formed very differently from what we've thought all along.
For the last decade, astronomers have struggled to figure out what was causing the mysterious massive cyclones seen on Saturn. Now, new research has revealed that multiple small thunderstorms are to blame.
Jupiter's moon Europa has in recent years given scientists hope that it harbors conditions suitable for life, so in a bid to explore this possibility further, on Tuesday, NASA chose nine high-tech instruments for a mission to search for life on this mysterious icy world.
Astronomers have recently discovered a transient exoplanet with the longest year ever seen. Circling its star once every 704 days, Kepler-421b easily wins the title of longest orbit among known exoplanets.