The haul includes a particular standout: a likely planet that orbits the star HD 73344, which would be the brightest planet host ever discovered by the mission
Astronomers and geoscientists have joined forces using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to find out what makes a rocky planet Earth-like
Rapidly spinning stars that produce X-rays at more than 100 times the peak levels ever seen from the Sun have been discovered
KIC 8462852 has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific community for the past year
Astronomers have long wondered what determines the rotation rates of these stars
The exoplanets are nestled close to their star, orbiting in a unique resonance that has been locked in for billions of years
As we find more alien worlds, it’s possible to work out whether any other advanced life has ever existed
According to a new theoretical study, when our Solar System was born 4.6 billion years ago, only eight per cent of the potentially habitable worlds that will ever form in the universe existed
A previously unknown link between the way young stellar objects grow and the way black holes feast on their surroundings has been discovered
Data from NASA’s troubled Kepler Space Telescope has revealed more evidence that planets can survive in chaotic and hostile environments thanks to its discovery of two new worlds sneaking across their stars in a star cluster.
Dr. Steve Howell explains why Kepler’s life is in the balance, but insists that our days of searching for exoplanets have only just begun.