NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new exoplanet
NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new exoplanet

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using its new K2 mission.

Detection of super-Earth transit extends terrestrial frontier
Detection of super-Earth transit extends terrestrial frontier

Astronomers made the first ever observation from a ground-based telescope of a super-Earth passing in front of a nearby Sun-like star, a development that could spur them in their search for signs of life on alien planets from afar.

New planet found that weighs 17 times more than ours

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

‘Super Earth’ has rocky surface: Astronomers

European astronomers have said that the smallest planet yet detected outside our Solar System, dubbed ‘Super Earth’, appears to have a solid surface.