Astronomers are peering further and further afield, thanks in part to NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Now, scientists are using Hubble in order to study the exoplanets that Kepler identified, which could eventually lead to the discovery of life on other planets.
Astronomers have decided to take a closer look at Venus to learn more about the planet. They're using a new optical device installed on the Italian National Telescope to measure Venus' precise gravitational pull on the sun.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has helped a team of scientists to make the most detailed global map yet of the glow of a turbulent planet outside our solar system.
Astronomers have spotted two new Jupiter-sized planets orbiting a stars in a binary-star system. The findings reveal an unusual case for the extra-solar planets, most of which orbit stars that are alone.
Astronomers have officially spotted the smallest exoplanet to have ever been found with water vapor.
Scientists have officially identified and characterized what they're now calling the "Venus Zone," the area around a star in which a planet is likely to have similar unlivable conditions that can be found on the planet Venus.
Scientists have yet to identify and confirm an exomoon. Now, scientists may have just may have found a way to detect an exomoon with the help of a trail of radio waves.
Scientists have taking another step toward discovering life on other planets; they've found that companion planets may extend the chance for life on Earth-sized planets in the cosmos.
Astronomers may have come up dry when it comes to searching for water on other planets.
Astronomers have made a new discovery when it comes to a transiting exoplanet. They've found that the planet as the longest known year seen to date.
Is it too hot or too cold? For two "Goldilocks" planets, the conditions seemed just right; unfortunately, though, these planets don't exist.
Scientists hunting for alien life may have a new tool in their arsenal. Researchers have created a powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system more accurately than ever before.