'Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life'
'Milky Way may have several planets brimming with life'

After analysing satellite data, an international team of researchers have calculated the probability for the number of stars in the Milky Way that might have planets in the habitable zone.

Oceans can last forever on super-Earths

 A new research finds that oceans on super-Earths can last for billions of years.

How to find an infant Earth

 New research from Cornell University shows where - and when infant Earths are most likely to be found.

NASA closer to finding life beyond earth

Do you often dream about extraterrestrial life beyond earth? NASA scientists are engaged in proving your dreams to be true.

Earth-like planet raises hope of life in space

Astronomers have discovered a new planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from the Earth that may help them find planets harbouring life.

`Habitable Zone` for alien planets redefined

The habitable zone defines the region where a planet might be able to retain liquid water on its surface.

Moons similar to Avatar`s Pandora may hold alien life

Researchers have discovered 15 new planet candidates orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars.

Hot new planet could be in habitable zone... barely

Astronomers believe they have found a second planet outside our solar system that seems to be in the right zone for life, just barely.