NASA’s Kepler Mission data finds a planet similar in size to Earth that also exists within its star’s habitable zone. It's the first time we've seen this combination.
Planets that have weird and extreme tilts on their axis could maintain habitability, regardless of their distance from their stars.
California’s Automated Planet Finder telescope automatically scans the skies each night, searching for new exoplanets.
Somewhere, circling a star 63.4 light years from Earth, hides a predator of planetary scale.
Astronomers determine that super Earths, or larger habitable zone planets, aren't necessarily great places for life.
Kepler is back in full swing, identifying a cornucopia of new planets, some of which might even harbor life.
51 light-years away, there exists a planet entirely unlike our home, except for one thing: water.
The European Space Agency is working on a fancy new mission for searching the cosmos for Earth-like exoplanets.
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft is back in commission, and has spotted its first exoplanet since nearly succumbing to a pointing malfunction.
New research reveals that Alpha Centauri B, the closest star system to our own, has significant potential for harboring photosynthetic alien life.