Tagged With Exoplanets

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


Astronomers found a 'cold super-Earth' less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first rocky planet we'll photograph beyond the solar system


Astronomers found a 'cold super-Earth' less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first rocky planet we'll photograph beyond the solar system


A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially under construction



NASA's biggest-ever hunt for alien planets is finally underway — and the agency expects to discover 'strange, fantastic worlds'


Astronomers caught a planet being born for the first time in a stunning new picture


This astronomer's poem beautifully explains the monumental discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets


NASA now has a website that lets you virtually visit exoplanets as a space tourist



The NASA spacecraft that discovered almost every Earth-like planet we know about is about to die


NASA has Googled the stars -- and found new rocky planets in a 'major discovery'


NASA and Google are announcing a 'major discovery' about exoplanets -- here's what it probably is


We just sent a signal to make contact with aliens on a distant 'Super Earth' -- here's what we said