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Two new planets orbiting ancient star discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:13

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life.

Solar system with seven planets discovered

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 16:13

Astronomers have discovered one of the richest planetary systems - containing up to seven planets orbiting a Sun-like star - 127 light years from Earth.

Seven Milky Way planets that could harbour life discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 13:35

Seven planets in the Milky Way outside our solar system that could potentially harbour life have been discovered, researchers from an ambitious project to catalogue all habitable worlds claim.

Potential habitable exoplanet found around a red dwarf

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 13:33

Astronomers have discovered a new super-earth in the habitable zone around the red dwarf star Gliese 163.

Scientists discover richest planetary system

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 13:55

Scientists have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180.