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.
A "brutal" behavior between a white dwarf star and a red dwarf star in a far away binary star system has been observed for the first time by using ground-based and space-based telescopes to observe the phenomena.
Two of the newfound alien planets spotted by the Kepler space telescope are likely capable of supporting life.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning view of the constellation Sagittarius. The universe is painted with a colorful display of celestial bodies including a number of blue stars.
A new planet has been discovered in an open star cluster that is relatively near to Earth. A University of Texas astronomer reported the finding in a recent journal publication.
Astronomers recently discovered that one dim and cool dwarf star is not just being still out there in space -- it is heavily magnetic, just as much so as some parts of our Sun. If we were located next to this star, we'd have no satellite communications.
Researchers recently disclosed how it is for the Earth-like planet Kepler-438b, which is likely having its atmosphere stripped away by its violent parent star.
After examining potentially habitable climates of three exoplanets, two seem to use an air-condition-like system that prevents the planet from getting too hot, according to KU Leuven researchers.
Scientists have discovered the closest flyby ever of an alien star, which passed within a light-year of the Sun some 70,000 years ago and nearly invaded our solar system.
NASA's Swift satellite recently observed one of the most intense and longest-lasting sequences of stellar flares ever seen coming from a red dwarf star. Experts are even reporting that the series of eruptions were up to 10,000 times more powerful than the strongest of our Sun's recorded solar flares.
The number of planets that could support life in this universe may be far smaller than what experts once thought. According to a new study, planets that orbit red-dwarf stars face extreme space weather, making it less likely that life could survive .