Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:39
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to be launched by NASA in 2018, will be capable of detecting oxygen and water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a white dwarf.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 13:02
Astronomers have discovered a new super-Earth planet around a nearby star that may have an Earth-like climate and be just right to support life.
Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 14:47
A few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way, says a study.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:27
Craters on Earth made by asteroid impacts may provide clues in search for life on other planets, scientists have suggested.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 03, 2011, 09:30
The Kepler telescope has discovered 1,235 possible planets outside our solar system.
more videos >>