The Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is 'working really well' despite changing its techniques due to mechanical problems.
A low-cost mission could soon be launched to directly observe the exoplanetary system in orbit around Alpha Centauri, one of the solar system's nearest stellar neighbors.
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
Ripple patterns in the dust around young stars may show off where giant planets are lurking.
In the search for Earth-like worlds beyond the solar system, Kepler-438b seems to have it all. Alas, its angry star is a poor host for any potential lifeforms.
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
A pale blue dot may not be the only hint of life beyond the solar system. New research suggests astronomers pay attention to pale orange worlds as well, since they may resemble what Earth looked like earlier in its history.
A windy day on HD 189733b is nothing to take lightly.
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