Two astrophysicists explore the possibilities of using the new telescope to analyze the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
According to a new study, many planets in the so-called habitable zone can only support single-celled organisms.
The extrasolar planet known as Kelt-9b is so hot that its atmosphere contains vaporized iron and titanium.
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.
The next generation telescope will enable us to directly study the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
Situated just 11 light years away, Ross 128 b is shaping up to be a promising place to look for life.
Astronomers have observed an extrasolar planet with some of the weirdest weather conditions ever seen.
A 'hot Jupiter' world situated 1,400 light years away reflects so little light that it appears pitch black.
Four of the seven planets in the Trappist-1 system are thought to be home to large amounts of water.
ESA is set to launch a new satellite that will seek out potentially habitable extrasolar planets.
At twice the size of Jupiter, KELT-9b experiences temperatures in excess of 4300 degrees Celsius.
Scientists have announced the discovery of a freezing Earth-mass world 13,000 light years away.
A large terrestrial planet located 40 light years away could be the perfect place to search for ET.
Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around GJ 1132b - a planet situated 39 light years away.
Scientists at JPL have come up with an ambitious new plan to get a better look at extrasolar planets.
The significant haul of new worlds includes a potentially habitable 'super-Earth' with a rocky surface.
Extrasolar planets may not be the only place where it is possible to find signs of extraterrestrial life.
The newly discovered exoplanet experiences days lasting up to 140 Earth-years thanks to its trio of suns.
Astronomers have identified three new terrestrial worlds around a relatively close 'ultracool' star.