Recipe for Earth-like planets found
Recipe for Earth-like planets found

The same basic ingredients and mixing process that went to make Earth could go in to building exoplanets around distant stars, astronomers have found.

Scientists observe formation of planets around 'star HD 169142'
Scientists observe formation of planets around 'star HD 169142'

Scientists have recently observed a disk of gas and dust with two annular gaps around the young star HD 169142 possibly due to the formation of planets.

Automated Planet Finder finds two new planetary systems

Lick Observatory`s newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has discovered two new planetary systems, in its first months of operation.

Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website,

Extrasolar planet formation sheds new light on other planetary systems

Researchers has found evidence that an extrasolar planet may be forming quite far from its star-about twice the distance Pluto is from our Sun.

Wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems

: Planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar companions with tighter orbits around them, astrophysicists have found.

Our solar system resembles other planetary systems in Milky Way

Results of a new research has altered the chronology of our solar system’s historical development.

Hot Jupiter exoplanet discovery sheds light on planetary systems

New findings suggest that the discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum to its host star may hold the key to a clearer understanding of the evolution of common planetary systems.