Tagged With Exoplanets

Any aliens living around 1,004 nearby stars should be able to see the signs of life on Earth, a study says


Astronomers reveal the first-ever photo of 2 planets orbiting a sun-like star, taken from 300 light-years away


Astronomers have discovered a star and potentially habitable planet that are strikingly similar to the sun and Earth



Earth's magnetic field first formed thanks to a magma ocean, research shows. That means more planets in the universe could have atmospheres than we thought.


A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it's a super-Earth


NASA's planet-hunting telescope found an Earth-size exoplanet 100 light-years away. It could hide a vast ocean.



The biggest breakthroughs in space in 2019, from the farthest object ever visited to the first photo of a black hole


Astronomers found 6 unusual new planets, including 3 super-Earths, by watching them vaporise and bleed gas into space


A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.


A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here's why Earths might be common.


A handful of new telescopes are about to transform the hunt for alien life and our understanding of the universe itself


16 recently discovered exoplanets could offer our best chance of finding alien life outside the solar system



A winner of this year's Nobel prize in physics is convinced we'll detect alien life in 100 years. Here are 13 reasons why we haven't made contact yet.


Scientists have discovered water vapour on a potentially habitable super-Earth for the first time. That planet is now our best bet for finding alien life.


There could be up to 10 billion warm and cosy Earth-like planets in our home galaxy, new research reveals


Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable world just 31 light-years away, thanks to NASA's planet-hunting telescope



NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope just discovered a 'super-Earth' and 2 'sub-Neptunes' less than 75 light-years away — among the closest exoplanets ever found


An incredible new animation shows where, when, and how astronomers found 4,000 planets beyond our solar system


The speed of light is tortuously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it


Scientists have discovered a new planet twice the size of Earth, and it could have liquid water on its surface