Researchers believe that Kepler-186f and 62f may be truly Earth-like in that they also have relatively stable axial tilts. What does this mean for the exoplanets' probability to host life?
Space June 28, 2018
Astronomer Jerry Nelson's design has changed telescopes forever, as seen in the James Webb Space Telescope being constructed at present. Nelson has died at age 73 after a long fruitful career.
Space June 23, 2017
One of the 219 planetary candidates found by NASA's Kepler space telescope has characteristics similar to those of Earth. KOI 7711.01 is 30 percent larger than our planet and orbits a sun-like star.
Space June 21, 2017
An artistic rendition of the newly found super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star hints at the close distance between the possibly habitable exoplanet and its parent star. The Earth-like planet is the prime candidate for finding signs of alien life.
Space April 20, 2017
The discovery of the closest Earth-like planet to our solar system is creating a buzz in the scientific community. With that, top scientific minds such as Stephen Hawking are planning to launch an ambitious exploration to the exoplanet.
Space August 28, 2016
The innermost exoplanets located in the TRAPPIST-1 star system may be habitable, a new study has revealed. Scientists uncovered both exoplanets' atmospheric conditions during a double transit.
Space July 21, 2016
In a future far, far away, mankind may finally unlock the secrets to human spaceflight that could reach planets beyond our solar system. Before that happens, however, astronomers are first searching for exoplanets where life can thrive.
Space January 5, 2016
Most habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy are not yet born, a new study suggests. Scientists believe that this is connected as to why humans have not found intelligent alien life forms yet.
Space October 22, 2015
Expolanets close to their suns could be detected due to warping from gravity, according to new research.
Space December 15, 2014
An exoplanet that may be the most Earth-like planet yet discovered could house life - but don't get excited about the prospect just yet.
Space April 20, 2014
Using data from the crippled Kepler space telescope, astronomers found 715 new planets, including four much like the Earth, in just one day.
Space February 28, 2014
PLATO, a new space observatory will use 34 telescopes to hunt for Earth-like planets far from our home world. What else will the telescope network see on distant stars?
Space February 23, 2014