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New planet found that weighs 17 times more than ours

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 09:53

Astronomers have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.

NASA discovers 461 new planet candidates

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 13:31

NASA`s Kepler mission has announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates, four of which are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun`s "habitable zone".

Planet discovered `right at Earth`s front door` could harbour life

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 14:13

Astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington believe they have discovered a planet right at Earth’s front door that may be capable of supporting human life.

Amateur stargazers discover new planet

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 14:04

Two amateur British astronomers say they have discovered a new planet which they want to be named after them.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 09:17

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

New planet orbiting its `Sun-like` star

Last Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 15:05

A planet about eight times the mass of Jupiter is orbiting a Sun-like star.