Astronomers may have spotted a string of baby planets. They've found a ring of rocks circling a very young star, which could be the very beginnings of planet formation.
Scientists may have observed the birth of a planet. Researchers have used data from the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to watch a young gas planet orbiting a star designated HD 100546.
Old stars may have Earth-like planets. A new study of 33 Kepler stars with solar-like oscillations have shown the ages of sun-like stars with Earth-like planets.
Researchers may have solved a two-billion-year mystery when it comes to Saturn.
How did rocky planets form in our solar system? Scientists may now have an answer.
Astronomers have discovered a nearby, Neptune-sized planet "bleeding" away its atmosphere.
Scientists may have figured out a way to detect biosignatures of life on other worlds. They've found that if organisms with nonphotosynthetic pigments cover enough of a planet's surface, their spectral signal could be detected by powerful future telescopes.
A 15-year-old boy has discovered a new planet orbiting a star that's 1,000 light-years away in our galaxy.
NASA's Hubble Telescope may have detected a layer of "sunscreen" on a planet. It's spotted a stratosphere, one of the primary layer of Earth's atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b.
Which Earth-sized exoplanets are habitable? That's the question that scientists have asked one another for years as they continue the hunt for life on other planets.
Could there be life on other worlds? Scientists believe that distant moons far beyond our galaxy hold the answer.
Astronomers may have a weather forecast for a planet far beyond our solar system. Using sensitive observations from the Kepler space telescope, scientists have uncovered daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets.