NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have teamed up to precisely measure one exoplanet's vital statistics -- from 300 light-years away. Continue reading →
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
A year after being sidelined by a positioning system failure, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is back at work on a new and expanded mission called K2.
Meet 'mega-Earth,' a souped-up, all-solid planet that, according to theory, should not exist.
Could ET be chatting with colleagues or robots on sister planets in its solar system? Maybe so, say scientists who last year launched a new type of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, project to eavesdrop on aliens.
The space agency has approved a new mission called K2 for Kepler.
An exoplanet that orbits its star at a whopping distance of 2,000 times the sun-Earth distance has been discovered -- as far as exoplanets go, that's the most extreme orbit found to date. Continue reading →
Could a sunset on Kepler-186f look like this? Continue reading →
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