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.
SPHERE, an instrument that's now mounted on the Very Large Telescope, is getting down to business. With its ability to use new, advanced techniques, it's showing astronomers more about nearby exoplanets, revealing a bit more about our universe.
How rare is life in our universe? It might just be far less likely than we once thought. Astronomers looking for habitable worlds have found that harsh space weather may doom life on planets near red dwarf stars.
Planets come in two different categories in our solar system, but there's also third category outside our system--planets that are about one to four times the size of Earth. Now, NASA's Kepler has learned a bit more about these categories.
Could "diamond" planets be far more common than previously thought? Scientists have discovered that carbon-rich planets, which could contain vast deposits of graphite or diamonds, may be abundant beyond Earth's solar system.
Working with data from NASA's Cassini, researchers have examined Saturn's hazy moon, Titan, in order to act as a stand-in for other exoplanets in order to develop a new and possibly more effective technique for studying their atmospheres.