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Nearest alien planet named `Albertus Alauda`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 16:26

The closest known Earth-size alien planet beyond our solar system has a new unofficial name - Albertus Alauda - selected by popular choice in an online contest.

Star with cool atmospheric layer identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 19:04

ESA`s Herschel space observatory has detected a cool layer in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A, the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun.

Planet found circling our nearest stellar neighbour

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 10:31

An Earth-sized planet orbiting the star system Alpha Centauri has been discovered.

US mission to colonise alien planet

Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 14:23

The project, called the 100-Year Starship study, will see key decisions taken within the next 12 weeks.