NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected water in the atmospheres of five planets beyond our solar system, two recent studies report.
This is Pluto, rendered from real data gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading →
In our quest to discover strange new life on strange new worlds, a group of astronomers have determined that if we are to detect extraterrestrial biology, we should fine-tune our search to the color purple. Continue reading →
The space telescope has imaged the nearest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri, but it's still just a point of light shining in the night. Continue reading →
In an interesting twist to the story of NASA's ace planet-hunting telescope Kepler, mission managers have announced their intention to bring the mission back online despite suffering a crippling blow in May. Continue reading →
Data suggest there's about 10 billion Earth-sized worlds orbiting within their star's habitable zones in the Milky Way.
Sure, exoplanets are exciting -- but some of them are downright scary.
An Earth-sized planet circling the sun-like star Kepler-78 has Earth-like amounts of iron and rock -- unfortunately it's far from 'habitable.'
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