Astronomers have announced that they have identified a relatively nearby exoplanet with the potential to host alien life.
Scientists have identified a relatively nearby exoplanet that appears to be made up almost entirely of water.
A theoretical new type of telescope could make it possible to obtain close-up views of extrasolar worlds.
Over the last 30 years, scientists have succeeded in identifying a staggering 5,000 planets in distant solar systems.
Scientists have highlighted the key role that iron has played in the evolution of life on Earth.
Astronomers have identified a new extrasolar planet that is thought to be comprised of more than 80% iron.
Some extrasolar worlds are so large and so hot that they experience weather like nothing seen on Earth.
Scientists searching for life-bearing exoplanets have identified a new class of potentially habitable world.
Astronomers have identified a distant exoplanet with a size and orbit comparable to that of the Earth.
A relatively nearby extrasolar world discovered back in 2004 has since disappeared without a trace.
Scientists have discovered one of the most Earth-like extrasolar worlds ever seen and they almost missed it.
Scientists have identified an extrasolar planet with some of the most hostile surface conditions ever seen.
Water vapor has been identified on what is being hailed as the most habitable exoplanet found to date.
Astronomers have announced the discovery of a large, potentially habitable world in a nearby solar system.
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.
Astronomers have found a planet with an atmosphere in a region that was thought to be hostile to such worlds.
Scientists have determined that planets orbiting red dwarf stars may be capable of supporting primitive life.
Astronomers have revealed the discovery of a 'super-Earth' around a star that is a mere six light years away.
The ground-breaking space telescope that discovered more than 2,600 exoplanets has finally run out of fuel.
Four gargantuan planets have been observed orbiting a relatively young star approximately 500 light years away.