Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today
Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

US space agency NASA has likely discovered 'another earth' orbiting a star. The discovery is an important step in NASA's attempts to find life outside earth.

NASA officially launches project to find alien life
NASA officially launches project to find alien life

The US space agency has launched an ambitious project to hunt for signs of life beyond our solar system.

Exoplanets more hospitable to life
Exoplanets more hospitable to life

Exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - are more likely to have water and be more habitable than previously thought, suggest astrophysicists from University of Toronto, Canada.

Here's your chance to name exoplanets, host stars

Astronomers from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently organized a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

NASA posters depict alien worlds
NASA posters depict alien worlds

NASA has released three exoplanet posters in order to stir the public's curiosity about exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.

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.

'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans
'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans

A new study has recently revealed that exoplanets, whose axis is tilted, may still be habitable if they are covered in oceans.

Astronomers on an endeavor to find stretched-out 'exotic' exoplanets

Astronomers may soon be able to find exoplanets that are stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit.

Construction in Chile of world's largest telescope approved

The Council of the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, has approved the construction in the Atacama desert of the world's most powerful telescope, capable of studying whether life exists in other galaxies.

Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?
Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?

A new study has revealed that the combination of earth-based science of sustainability and the space-oriented field of astrobiology can shed light on the future of technological civilization on Earth and is the planet first and only technologically-intensive culture in Universe.

European satellite Gaia may reveal thousands of planets
European satellite Gaia may reveal thousands of planets

Gaia, a recently launched European satellite could reveal tens of thousands of new planets, some very unique, within the next few years, shows research.

Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may be binary stars
Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may be binary stars

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Washington: Half of all Exoplanets' host stars may actually be Binary stars as suggested by researchers.

Scientists develop first ever laser-wielding robot that probes exoplanets

Scientists have revealed that they are using the world`s first robotic laser adaptive optics system to explore thousands of exoplanet systems (planets around other stars) at resolutions approaching those of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Newly discovered 715 exoplanets hints at worlds similar to our own

A team lead of astronomers at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center have used data from NASA`s Kepler space telescope to uncover 715 new exoplanets.

Star set to swallow two exoplanets in 130 million and 155 million years

Astronomers have said that the planets Kepler-56b and Kepler-56c are going to be swallowed by their star in a short time by astronomical standards.

Exoplanet hunter Kepler set for new mission

There is some good news for space research enthusiasts. NASA`s Kepler spacecraft is back in action, a year after suffering an equipment failure.

Are exoplanets mimicking signs of life when there is none?

Are astronomers being fooled by signs of life on exoplanets? This may well be the case if we believe a significant research, suggesting that the search for life on planets outside our solar system may be more difficult than previously thought.

Mysteries of nearby planetary system`s dynamics solved

Researchers have claimed to have solved mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved.

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.

Scientists come closer to discovering habitable earths

Researchers have clicked photos of a planet outside our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.