It's another step in the alien hunt. Astronomers identify the group of planets that are best suited for life, narrowing down the field for the long-running search for extraterrestrial life.
The Kepler Space Telescope has almost run its course. The famous planet hunter is running low on fuel and is now placed on hibernation mode in anticipation of its last data dump.
In its first-ever image from space, planet hunter TESS takes a breathtaking shot of a glittering sea of over 200,000 nearby stars. This is only a tiny fraction of the expanse that TESS is expected to cover.
A newly discovered exoplanet is believed to be hotter than most stars. It's a gas planet like Jupiter but it is 2.8 times bigger than the Solar System's own gas planet.
A team of scientists delves deep into the TRAPPIST-1 system with new information on the mysterious planet h and the exoplanets' harmonious dance in orbit.
NASA scientists discovered an ice ball planet the size of the Earth through microlensing. The ice ball planet is covered in ice and is not habitable.
Scientists are studying Earth-borne and meteorite-extracted amino acids to identify building blocks of life. Once identified they may be able to recreate a condition where extraterrestrial life could thrive.
The seven planets orbiting a neighboring star is a breakthrough discovery. The question arises: is there life?
A team of astronomers opens planet-hunting for crowdsourcing with newly-released data and a user-friendly program.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has formalized the first set of 227 new star names.
For years, humanity has been wondering if we're not alone in the whole universe. It's been a source of mystery and fascination for alien hunters, with hundreds of UFO sightings popping in different locations. But now, Ben Miller, TV host and a PhD holder in physics, says our first alien counter will happen soon.
Humans only have a thousand years to find a new home, said Stephen Hawking during a speech at the Oxford University Union. According to the famous physicist, it will be very unlikely for humans to survive in the next millennium, and in order to survive, humans have to find another home.
Experts say that although water is a key ingredient to life, too much of it may also hinder the complex evolution of life forms in exoplanets.
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.