Astronomers have uncovered the inner region of a young star and its planets located 130 light-years from Earth.
Researchers have taken a closer look at the interplay between planets and stars, and have found that stars may actually rip oxygen from potentially habitable planets, making them unlivable.
Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet with a truly terrifying atmosphere.
Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, may actually be common in the universe. Scientists have found that rocky, desert planets with twin suns may be widespread.
There may be planets in the habitable zone around most stars, according to a new study.
Scientists have described possible planetary systems where a gravitational nudge from one planet with just the right orbital configuration could have a devastating impact on the orbit and climate of another, possibly habitable world.
A certain habitable planet may actually exist, despite prior claims. Scientists have found that a planet named GJ 581d, which was first identified in 2009 orbiting the star Gliese 581, isn't a glitch in data.
Most planets have just one or two stars to contend with. Now, though, astronomers have discovered a planet that had four parent stars. Scientists have recently uncovered two exoplanets, one which has three parent stars and another which has four.
Scientists may have gotten a better glimpse of weather on other planets. They've created a new technique that analyzes data from NASA's Kepler space observatory to determine the types of clouds on planets that orbit other stars.
A certain rocky exoplanet could tell researchers how our solar system was formed. Scientists have made some new observations of a small rocky world that may increase our understanding of how planets were first created.
Astronomers have discovered a rare planet with some extreme seasons. Called Kepler-432b, the planet is one of the most dense and massive planets to be discovered thus far, and has temperatures that range from 500 degrees Celsius to a scorching 1,000 degrees.
A team of researchers and engineers have announced plans for a small satellite, named "Twinkle," that will give radical new insights into the chemistry, formation and evolution of planets orbiting stars.