Superearth is an extrasolar planet with a mass higher than Earth's, but lower than the mass of the Solar System's ice giants. GJ 536 b's mass is around 5.4 Earth masses.
Scientists have discovered a super-Earth that is five times the Earth’s mass. The discovery is only the latest in a long line of exoplanets being discovered around the M-class or red dwarf stars.
NASA released a collection of "terrifying" exoplanets like hot Jupiter HD 189733b where 'rains of terror' storms occur.
Some 63 light-years from Earth, there is a planet which appears to have the dazzling blue skies of the earth; but could it also host life?
A rare line-up of stars called gravitational lensing that will occur in 2028 may be the best opportunity to search for alien life.
Astronomers have found a population of unique planetary systems consisting of isolated worlds. These molten worlds, known as "hot Earths," are located too far away from its other siblings or are uniquely the only planets in their own systems.
A batch composed of24 hot Earths, a type of solitary exoplanets, was identified by researchers from NASA, SETI and the University of Nevada.
NASA’s upcoming TESS mission will search for planets beyond the solar system to discover a new Earth.
A tiny and inexpensive telescope will try to find Earth-like exoplanets in Alpha Centauri.
Researchers at the CNRS research institute in France have discovered that Proxima b, the nearest Earth-like exoplanet, could have a surface covered with oceans. With this astounding discovery, the question lies -- could life outside Earth possible?
Could we grow life on an alien planet? A scientist explores this possibility through an automated gene laboratory that could grow cells and synthesize genes from their chemical components.
US Astonomers from the Carnegie Institution have recently spotted a rare astronomical occurrence that has not been seen before -- twin stars hosting three exoplanets. This marks the first exoplanet detection made based solely on data from the Planet Finder Spectrograph.
Mikko Tuomi, One of the astronomers who discovered Proxima, said the three basic ingredients to create "life" are present on Ptoxima b, noting that the exoplanet could be a "life-friendly planet."
A rare planetary system composed of twin stars orbited by three Jupiter-like planets was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.