Scientists have identified a potential new way to detect the presence of extraterrestrial life on distant worlds.
Scientists at JPL have been working to simulate the atmospheric conditions found on 'hot Jupiter' planets.
Astronomers have revealed the discovery of a 'super-Earth' around a star that is a mere six light years away.
Astronomers have found what is thought to be the first confirmed moon in orbit around an extrasolar world.
A mere two months after beginning operations, NASA's TESS spacecraft has found two new extrasolar worlds.
The extrasolar planet known as Kelt-9b is so hot that its atmosphere contains vaporized iron and titanium.
A large Earth-like world has emerged as the most likely place to look for life outside of our solar system.
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is now on the hunt for habitable extrasolar worlds.
An extrasolar world 500 light years away could be the most promising place yet to look for alien life.
Astronomers have found a solar system 160 light years away with three planets roughly the size of our own.
For the first time ever, scientists have detected helium in the atmosphere of a planet in orbit around a distant star.
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.
The space agency has made an important new exoplanet discovery using a Google artificial intelligence.
The space agency will be making an announcement on Thursday about its latest groundbreaking discovery.
Situated just 11 light years away, Ross 128 b is shaping up to be a promising place to look for life.
Observations of our closest neighboring star have revealed the possible presence of multiple planets.
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.