NASA’s planet-hunting satellite found another potentially habitable Earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another Earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of distances where conditions could allow

Europe’s space agency just launched a satellite to study planets outside our solar system

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite early this morning aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that took off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Atop the Soyuz is the so-called &#822

Hubble spots liquid water on a ‘super-Earth’ 110 light-years away

Water is not uncommon to find in our galaxy in ice or gaseous form, but liquid water is quite rare — and liquid and gaseous water on an Earth-like exoplanet? That's never been observed... until now.

NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite finds three new worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, a planet-seeking satellite that launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last April, has found three new worlds that orbit a nearby dwarf star that

NASA releases the ‘last light’ image taken by Kepler before it retired last year

NASA has released the final view taken by Kepler in September, shortly before the space telescope was retired after nearly a decade of unprecedented discoveries about the universe beyond our solar sys

Astronomers have found the closest exoplanet to Earth

For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting our sun’s nearest neighbor. The newly identified exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) is officially the closest kno

Atmospheres of Earth-like planets studied for the first time

Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets and found evidence to suggest that two could be habitable. The planets have astronomer

Step aside, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with three suns

Move over, Tatooine, astronomers have discovered a planet with not one, not two, but three suns. Known as HD 131399Ab, the newly discovered planet is located 320 light-years from Earth in the constell

Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau wins $250,000 award for exoplanet research

Dr. David Charbonneau, a Harvard astronomer known for multiple “firsts” in the field of exoplanet research, has been selected as one of three recipients of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientist

Astronomers just discovered a huge planet orbiting two suns

Tatooine, is that you? A team of astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University has discovered a new exoplanet that orbits around two stars. What’s notable