But who says the confirmation of alien life will come on Earth 2.0?
A new exoplanet-hunting instrument begins reaping the rewards
The ‘Alopeke instrument has deciphered an exoplanet mystery to reveal Kepler-13b’s true form
Astronomers discover an exoplanet with a ‘long, egg-shaped’ orbit
This unusual orbit has not been seen before by any other exoplanet or planet within our own solar system
Astronomers spot a ‘football-shaped’ exoplanet kicking out heavy metals
The hot-Jupiter WASP-121b has metals such as iron and magnesium flee the host planet due to its weak gravity
TESS Update: Spacecraft discovers planet ‘missing from our Solar System’
Launched in 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has found three new worlds around a neighbouring star
Movie-streaming algorithms are now being applied to the hunt for exoplanets
The same way Netflix knows what movie you should watch next, astronomers are now using the same algorithm to find Jupiter-sized exoplanets
TESS finds its first Earth-like planet 53 light years away
In the same system as this exciting Earth-like exoplanet, a sub-Neptune-sized planet was discovered too
Hubble spots a exoplanet rapidly evaporating
The search for hot-Neptunes has led to the discovery of GJ 3470b that is losing its atmosphere at a tremendous rate
Can we work out an exoplanet’s colour?
We’re able to detect them but is it possible to figure out the colours of the distant worlds we find?
A new super-Earth has been detected just six light years away
One of the largest observing campaigns ever has uncovered compelling evidence of exoplanet around closest single star to Sun
Kepler retires from exoplanet-hunting duties
The space telescope has ran out of the fuel needed to advance on its already-impressive nine years of service
NEW IMAGE RELEASE: Exoplanet hunter shares new results
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond our Solar System
Distant exoplanet “weighed” by space observatories
Prolonged data collect by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites revealed the mass of exoplanet Beta Pictoris b
Famous exoplanet’s doppelgänger found
Gas giant beta Pictoris b has been heavily studied since 2009, but now its identical twin has been spotted orbiting two brown dwarf stars
Why does a gas planet not have a gas moon?
Do all moons have to be solid? Let’s find out.
NASA identifies the science of extraterrestrial life
Researchers in astronomy, biology and geology have come together in the search for life on distant planets
REPLAY: NASA launches its next planet-hunting mission
Wherever you are in the world, don’t miss the blast off of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) by tuning into our livestream
Astronomers use car engines to investigate hot exoplanet atmospheres
The results of a collaboration between French astronomers and applied combustion experts have been presented at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS)
Lethal stellar flares bombard Earth’s closest exoplanet
In early 2017, Proxima Centauri exhibited a tremendous stellar flare that could have damaged our closest exoplanet, Proxima b
Exoplanet found to be hotter than most stars
A new ‘hot Jupiter’ has been discovered and it possesses some infernal conditions