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.

NASA discovers 461 new planet candidates

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

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

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

New planet orbiting its `Sun-like` star

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