26 Planets around 11 different Stars multiple transiting planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission, and announced on Jan. All the colored planets have been verified. The planet candidates shown in grey have not yet been verified.
This artist's illustration represents the variety of planets being detected by NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Scientists now say that one in six stars hosts an Earth-size planet.Number of Confirmed Alien Planets Nears
Humanity is on the threshold of being able to detect signs of alien life on other worlds. By studying exoplanet atmospheres, we can look for gases like oxygen and methane that only coexist if replenished by life. But those gases come from simple.
Mauna Kea, Hawaii - Let's be honest. the only thing more incredible than being on the big island of Hawaii during the daylight, is discovering that it's also one of the world's greatest spots to stargaze.
In their search for habitable worlds, astronomers have started to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside the solar system. In a new study, a pair of researchers has found that exomoons are just as likely to support life as exoplanets.
This artist’s concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn’s moon Titan might look like. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS It’s not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by.