Some extrasolar planets that appear to be habitable may have lost the capacity to support life long ago.
Scientists in Australia have determined that Earth-like planets are likely to be commonplace.
A solar system dating back billions of years points to the likelihood that Earth-sized worlds are common.
Evidence suggests that two planets larger than the Earth may be present in the outer solar system.
Scientists are experimenting with new ways to explore volcanic fissures and vents on other planets.
Vast distances between habitable planets could make communication with alien life an inviable concept.
Extrasolar planets with a companion world tugging at them could remain habitable for much longer.
A giant laser has been used to simulate the pressures present within the cores of the gas giant planets.
The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope will be able to observe extrasolar planets like never before.
The powerful new model can help detect life on extrasolar planets more effectively than ever before.
A group of astronomers has estimated the number of habitable planets in our galaxy for the first time.
Scientists may be able to alter our genes to make the human colonization of other planets more viable.
Recent studies have revealed that extrasolar planets are extremely abundant throughout the universe.
The record-breaking haul of newly discovered worlds comes courtesy of the Kepler Space Telescope.
Astronomers seeking signs of alien life are on the lookout for 'superhabitable' extrasolar planets.
Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have picked up signs of cloud cover on two extrasolar planets.
NASA has developed a new type of landing apparatus that could make exploring other worlds much easier.
Astronomers believe that there could be an exoplanet orbiting a nearby pair of brown dwarf stars.
The Hubble Space Telescope has picked up signs of water in the atmospheres of several distant worlds.
Scientists believe that our universe is filled with far more habitable planets than previously thought.