Two astrophysicists explore the possibilities of using the new telescope to analyze the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
A new study has suggested that extraterrestrials could hitch a ride across the cosmos on rogue extrasolar worlds.
Over the last 30 years, scientists have succeeded in identifying a staggering 5,000 planets in distant solar systems.
A new NASA study has revealed just how many potentially habitable worlds there are in our galaxy.
Other stars may be able to host more than our own solar system's solitary habitable world, a new study suggests.
Planets with two suns like Luke Skywalker's homeworld may be as common as planets orbiting a solitary star.
Scientists have announced the discovery of 139 new objects situated in the far reaches of our solar system.
It turns out that planets could orbit a black hole in much the same way as our own planet orbits the Sun.
Astrophysicists have discovered a way to detect the surviving cores of planets orbiting white dwarf stars.
The new worlds are so much like our own that both are now on a list of the 19 planets most likely to support life.
According to a new study, many planets in the so-called habitable zone can only support single-celled organisms.
Scientists have determined that planets orbiting red dwarf stars may be capable of supporting primitive life.
Scientists at JPL have been working to simulate the atmospheric conditions found on 'hot Jupiter' planets.
Four gargantuan planets have been observed orbiting a relatively young star approximately 500 light years away.
Scientists have determined that a significant percentage of planets in our galaxy may be covered in water.
The extrasolar planet known as Kelt-9b is so hot that its atmosphere contains vaporized iron and titanium.
Astronomers have found a solar system 160 light years away with three planets roughly the size of our own.
On planets more massive than the Earth, launching things in to space will be a lot more challenging.
A renewed hunt for Earth-like worlds has yielded a haul of 95 previously undiscovered extrasolar planets.
Scientists have used microlensing to discover planets in a galaxy over 3.8 billion light years away.