For the first time, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet -- though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found.
NASA's new sunshade will shield the glare from distant suns, providing a better view of their planets. Continue reading →
Scientists are close to announcing the first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around its parent star. Continue reading →
The number of known planets beyond the solar system took a giant leap thanks to a new technique that verifies candidate planets found by NASA’s Kepler space telescope in batches rather than one-by-one.
Water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of one of the first alien planets ever identified by astronomers.
A planet-hunting project is snapping pictures of alien worlds and other objects orbiting nearby stars in an effort to give scientists a better understanding of these intriguing exoplanets.
In this awesome video released by Deep Astronomy, narrated by Tony Darnell and produced by Scott Lewis, Kepler's science is explained, giving us a fascinating insight to this historic exoplanet-hunting mission. Continue reading →
The first detection of intelligent extraterrestrial life will likely come within the next quarter-century
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