NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found the closest match yet to a world that is similarly sized to Earth and circling a sun-like star at the right distance for liquid surface water, a condition believed to be necessary for life, scientists said Thursday.
Thursday was a red letter day for exoplanet astronomers -- it was the day that marked the announcement of the discovery of Kepler-452b, an alien world that possesses more Earth-like traits than any exoplanet discovered before it.
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
The Earth and Mars will be on opposite sides of the sun this month, meaning we'll lose contact with our beloved Mars rovers and orbiters.
Jupiter and our moon will perform a celestial dance tonight, clear skies willing.
A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy.
A Swedish university student has created a design for an International Flag of Planet Earth that could be planted on alien worlds.
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